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With Ty Lawson Addition Are Houston Rockets Deepest Team in West? Part 1

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Apr 28, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; General view of a wall in the halls of Toyota Center before game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs between the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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With Ty Lawson headed to join the Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey hasn’t just taken care of the number one priority on his summer shopping list he might just have pushed the Rockets depth over the top.

While San Antonio added LaMarcus Aldridge and David West to their front court they’ve lost some depth in the process. Similarly the Clippers have added Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson and retained DeAndre Jordan and of course their is the trio of beastly squads in Oklahoma City, Golden State and Memphis.

And yet looking at the depth chart for Houston it begs the question:  with the trade to acquire Ty Lawson and 3 year $10M deal of K.J. McDaniels did the Rockets just supersede them all?

Let’s take a look at their depth now (notably two players included are assumptions on my part)

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Now let’s take a closer look at each roster position and the intangibles

Next: Making a point?