Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady are the leaders of the Houston Rockets, but the only problem is that T-mac and Yao get's hurt to much. That is one reason why the Rockets our not the full potential that they can be.
How does Yao Ming slow down the Houston Rockets: Yao Ming is the big man of the team. The good thing that Yao is a big offensive threat to any team the Rockets play. The problem with Yao is that he get's hurt every year and he's to slow. The Houston Rockets offense is much harder to stop without Yao.
When Yao is in the game the speedy Rockets have to wait for him to come down the court and do something with the ball. Without Yao as you saw in the Lakers series the Rockets was just going down the court and score. A much stronger offense without Yao, especially since they added Trevor Ariza.
How does Tracy McGrady slow down the Houston Rockets: T-mac is the clutch player and scorer of this team. The problem is when T-mac is in the game there not enough ball movement all it is pass it to T-mac and hopefully he scores. So when McGrady is there is not enough teamwork. I like T-mac still on the team when he's not injured so the Rockets should McGrady for Carlos Boozer or another offensive threat.
So is the Houston Rockets better without T-mac and Yao, i'm not saying it is, I'm just think about it and free to comment. Think about this to would the Rockets have ever made it to game 7 without Yao or T-mac.