Houston Rockets should search for star player in pivotal off-season

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Mediocrity just doesn’t cut it in the NBA anymore.  The Houston Rockets are entering a pivotal off-season in which they have the flexibility and assets to make some major moves, and possibly turn their franchise from one that has narrowly missed out on the playoffs the past few years, to becoming a major player in the Western Conference.

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Houston Rockets Found Coach; What’s Next This Off-Season?

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The Houston Rockets have already tackled one task by hiring Kevin McHale as their new head coach.  That is just the beginning though as the team faces a huge question about Yao Ming‘s future as they look to up-grade their roster and get back into the NBA Playoffs.

By: David Kay

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With Yao Back; Will Rockets Return to Playoffs?

Yao Ming injury

The Houston Rockets tip-off their 2010-2011 season tonight when they visit the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.  After missing all of last season with a foot injury, Yao Ming returns to the line-up.  He is expected to have a lessened role but still help the Rockets make a trip to the post-season.

By: David Kay
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Rockets Need Yao to Get Healthy This Summer

Yao Ming injured

Even with Yao Ming sidelined for the entire 2009-2010 campaign, the Rockets remained competitive in the Western Conference.  If Yao can get healthy this off-season, Houston figures to be right back in playoff contention next year.

By: David Kay
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