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Daily Rocket Science: Change is inevitable

Mar 19, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones (6) and center Dwight Howard (12) and forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) and forward Michael Beasley (8) and guard Jason Terry (31) react on the bench against the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Rockets 109-97. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 19, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones (6) and center Dwight Howard (12) and forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) and forward Michael Beasley (8) and guard Jason Terry (31) react on the bench against the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Rockets 109-97. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Many people have an aversion to change. Though its tendency to seem scary or ineffective, change is the only thing that will bring the Houston Rockets back to relevancy.

Let’s hope the guys in H-town aren’t too opposed to a shake-up. It’s still unclear how many changes will need to take place and how drastic those changes will be, but change is inevitable or the Houston Rockets. The system, roster, coaching, and attitude that the team employed this past year failed miserably, and it’s likely that all of it will be different come this October.

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The most drastic change that could and should take place has to do with the roster. Most of the guys on the roster are likely to be playing for different teams next season due to free agency signings or offseason trades. Dan Favale of Bleacher Report compiled a list of the top 50 available free agents this summer, and three current Rockets are on the list.

Here is the list of every NBA player to amass at least 1,800 points, 1,000 rebounds, 215 blocks and 70 three-point makes while notching an effective field-goal percentage—cumulative measurement of two-point and three-point efficiency—better than 53 through their first four seasons:

  • Charles Barkley
  • Chris Webber
  • Terrence Jones

Many changes are likely to take place, but the only thing that is guaranteed to be different about next year as of right now is the head coach position. JB Bickerstaff took himself out of the running, and upwards of 15 people have been rumored to be potential hires. Jeff Van Gundy is said to be the frontrunner at the moment, but Fansided.com’s John Buhler argues that he isn’t the best man for the job.

Nostalgia is a fun place to venture to from time to time, but it isn’t a state of mind to that is best equipped to win in the present. Houston is good enough to win multiple playoff series if the team has itself all together mentally.

A fresh, unbiased outside voice will probably be the best thing for the club going forward. It could be Van Gundy, but it also could yield a McHale type of mutiny if things continue to go awry with the Rockets.

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Many people believe saying goodbye to Dwight Howard is the most likely of all the changes that could happen, but Nathan Beighle of Sir Charles in Charge says otherwise. He provided a list of things that every eliminated playoff team must accomplish to better their chances that next season doesn’t end in disappointment, and opines that Houston would be better off keeping Dwight on board.

"They need to convince Dwight to stay and hopefully they can add some talent to their bench this starts by signing a playmaker to help  . Even Turner is one of the better looking fits for them on paper. He does not command the ball to much, can play off the ball, and will do a good job attacking the pain for a second unit. James Harden"

Stay tuned in to Space City Scoop over the course of the summer for the latest news and opinions on all the changes that are due for the Houston Rockets.

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Next: End of Year Player Reviews: Dwight Howard

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