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NBA Progress Report: Five Ways The Rockets Can Rebound From a Bad Start

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NBA Progress Report: Five Ways The Rockets Can Rebound From a Bad Start
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Coming into the season, Rockets fans certainly had reason for optimism.

Their star center was returning, the Rockets finally added a reliable back-up for him, Kevin Martin would be entering his first full season fully healthy, and numerous young players would be due for improvements.

However, the Rockets have started the year 0-4 and put a damper on much of the optimistic predictions for them this season and now seem to be struggling just to wrestle away a playoff spot in the dangerous Western Conference.

Many are writing eulogies less than 1/20th the way into the season, but while the start is no doubt troublesome, this team is not going to go 0-82 on the season. Without Yao or Miller, the Rockets won 42 games, and surely they are deep enough to make the playoffs.

Thus, while it may be an unpopular proposition for unruly fans, sticking with it may be the most practical solution to the problem.

However, as many will not tolerate weeks of losses (rightly so I must add), changes must be made. So, what will those changes be?

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