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2012/13 NBA Team Rankings & Previews: #27 Houston Rockets

#27 – Houston Rockets

2011/12 Record: 34-32, no playoffs

2012/13 Projected Record: 31-51, no playoffs  


Key Additions:

Terrence Jones – Small Forward/Power Forward
Jeremy Lin – Point Guard
Shaun Livingston – Point Guard
Jeremy Lamb – Shooting Guard
Royce White – Power Forward
Toney Douglas – Point Guard
Omer Asik – Center
Carlos Delfino – Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Donatas Motiejunas – Power Forward/Center

Key Departures:

Kyle Lowry – Point Guard
Goran Dragic – Point Guard
Chase Budinger – Small Forward
Samuel Dalembert – Center
Marcus Camby – Center
Luis Scola – Power Forward
Courtney Lee – Shooting Guard


Depth Chart:

Point Guard: Jeremy Lin, Shaun Livingston
Shooting Guard: Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb
Small Forward: Chandler Parsons, Carlos Delfino
Power Forward: Patrick Patterson, Royce White
Center: Omer Asik, Donatas Motiejunas

The X Factor:

Jeremy Lin

Was last season’s Linsanity just a weird, fluke of nature, or is Jeremy Lin for real?  Houston has $25 million invested in the later being true.

Summary:  

Wholesale changes is an understatement – only three of the top nine players on Houston’s roster last season remain.  All that change – and all the uncertainty that comes with young players – doesn’t bode well for the Rockets putting too many W’s in the win column this season.

NBA Preseason Power Rankings

#28 – Detroit Pistons
#29 - Orlando Magic
#30 - Charlotte Bobcats


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