Predicting Houston Rockets’ Final 15-Man 2016-17 Roster

October 7th, 2016 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
James Harden, having assumed the leadership of the Houston Rockets, has been more involved in mentoring his teammates. He organized a players-only minicamp, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26. 

If one were to picture this process in their mind, perhaps it would be Harden trying to help teammates learn to draw more fouls. You can almost see him showing them how to snap their head back, demonstrating the whipping motion he is famous for making.

"Now watch me whip!" he demands.

"Now watch me, Nene!"

OK. So maybe that isn't really happening, but Harden has taken a more pronounced leadership role this year, and it's evident through the first two preseason games. With Dwight Harden gone, the Rockets are indisputably Harden's team now, and the fit with new coach Mike D’Antoni has been perfect.

All "preseason disclaimers" notwithstanding, the offense has looked impressive, scoring 261 points in just two contests and with an offensive rating of 123.9, according to While no one expects that to continue, we have a first impression of how the Rockets will look this year and what the depth chart ...

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