The Houston Rockets finished dead last in the Southwest division last year, although they did have a winning record.
The Rockets were a decent team last year, but it is kind of hard to compete when everyone in your division makes it to the playoffs except for you.
The Rockets did not make that many big offseason changes to their team. In fact, they were crippled in the offseason when arguably their best player, Yao Ming, retired due to injuries.
Houston has many challenges for the 2011-2012 NBA season.
Read on to hear all about them.