Houston Rockets Fans Shouldn’t Grow Too Attached to Their Youngsters Just Yet

December 15th, 2012 by Eric Edelman Leave a reply »
As a sports fan, getting in on something great early on is a beautiful thing. Sports in general, and especially the NBA, exist within a life cycle of sorts. Rebuilding, competing, winning—rinse and repeat. For the Houston Rockets, however, the past few years have been somewhere closer to calamity rather than contention.

Since their current general manager Daryl Morey took the helm back in 2007, the Rockets have only won a single playoff series, and since 2009, they’ve been in the lottery three consecutive times.

Despite the correlation, Morey being GM isn’t entirely the cause for these troubling times.

The Rockets dealt with the awkward transition of going from the competition phase of the proverbial “NBA Life Cycle” right back to square one—especially the frustrating 2009-10 season in which their franchise foundation Yao Ming was gone with chronic foot problems.

The decline of Tracy MacGrady was another factor, and sadly for the Rockets, injuries and age eventually caught up with them.

Despite the frustrating past, the future is bright for Houston, and in many ways they can thank their ...

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