The Houston Rockets are one of the biggest ‘ifs’ of the offseason. They have the most cap-room of any team this summer, and are looking to add that final great piece to complete their resurrection to championship caliber. If the Rockets can somehow lasso Dwight Howard and bring him down to Texas, the Rockets instantly jump towards the top of the West. A nucleus of James Harden-Omer Asik-Dwight Howard is difficult for any team to deal with, outside of maybe Memphis.
Another quality asset the Rockets have is Jeremy Lin. After being outshined in the playoffs by Patrick Beverly, it became apparent that the Rockets have an expendable piece in Lin, and there are always teams in the market for point guards. It could be a win for both the Rockets and Lin himself.
While Lin and Harden weren’t a perfect match, Beverly is a very nice fit and brings physicality and toughness to the wing. The Rockets have a very bright future, maybe the brightest if they can get a committment from the biggest free agent of the summer, Howard.