Houston Rockets Daily Rocket Science: Over the Horizon

Jan 18, 2016; Memphis, TN, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) dribbles as Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green (32) defends at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 18, 2016; Memphis, TN, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) dribbles as Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green (32) defends at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports /

As Houston Rockets prepare to start of their 50th season a new era is on the horizon.

Houston Rockets prepare for life without Dwight Howard  following his departure.. Furthermore the Rockets missed out on the NBA’s most talented free agents. Given that, there are few expectations from the Houston Rockets this coming season. Many critics have written Houston off as a lottery pick. Others predict another sub .500 season that will end in an embarrassing first round exit to the Golden State Warriors.

As uncertainty continues to loom around the Rockets. There is one player, in particular, to keep an eye on this season, according to The Christian Times writer Martin Martinez, Ryan Anderson is poised for a big year with the Houston Rockets.

"Heading into his fourth team of his career in the National Basketball Association, Ryan Anderson is said to be poised for a big year with the Houston Rockets. Now with eight seasons in the NBA under his belt,  reported that they are expecting something good for Anderson with his move to Texas. Prior to this, Anderson enjoyed four fruitful seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans. He was never the go-to guy for the Pelicans, but he has done enough that the Rockets offered him a  While this may be a large amount, many believe that Anderson may be ready to step up and be one of the elite players in the game. Today’s Fast Break four-year, $80 million deal."

He may not be Kevin Durant, but the addition of Anderson maybe the most important signing of the summer. Over the past four seasons, Houston’s offense is at its best when played alongside a stretch four.

With no news on Donatas Motiejūnas‘ it appears his time in Houston is  likely coming to an end. Anderson will have a huge responsibility in an NBA offense for the first time in his career. As a member of the New Orleans Pelicans last season. Anderson averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds while shooting 36 percent from behind the arc.

At 28 years old and a career shooting percentage of 42 percent from the field. Anderson’s ability to spread the floor would make Houston a dangerous offensive team. With Anderson playing alongside James Harden. The Rockets would be a tough team to guard on the defensive end.

Speaking of a valuable addition. The Rockets have not been quiet about shaking their roster for the upcoming season. As rumors continue to swirl that Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins are H-Town bound. There maybe another player on their way to Clutch City.

According to Gregory Martin of the Parent Herald, the Rockets are on the verge to acquire Lakers’ controversial star, Nick Young.

"Nick Young is one of the hottest names this off-season’s NBA trade rumors. According to reports, Los Angeles is itching to get rid of Swaggy P and the team is willing to buy out his contract just to have him out on their roster in the upcoming NBA season. Nick Young is aware that Lakers might not take him back in the upcoming NBA season. However, his NBA career will still continue. have it that Houston Rockets is considering signing him. Many are positive that Swaggy P will be a good addition to the team because he is a good fit to James Harden. Reports"

Of all the rumors surrounding the Rockets, Nick Young is the least intriguing. Throughout his nine-year NBA career, Young has established himself as a decent player. At times he has shown the potential to become a great role player in the league. Yet, Young’s immaturity and low basketball IQ has overshadowed his talents.

If signed, Young would add a little more scoring power to Houston bench and nothing more. If Young comes to Houston here’s hoping he has left his foolishness in the bright lights of Los Angeles.  

With the changes taking place in Houston this summer the Rockets said goodbye to one of their leaders of the past two seasons. According to FoxSports.com, The Milwaukee Bucks have signed former Houston Rockets’ guard Jason Terry.

"The Milwaukee Bucks have signed 38-year-old NBA veteran Jason Terry, the team announced on Monday. Terry has spent the last two seasons with the Houston Rockets and played in 72 games last season while averaging 5.9 points, 1.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds per game."

Terry may not have been the hot shooting player he once was with the Dallas Mavericks. Sadly his veteran leadership will be missed.

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