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NBA 2K18 All-Time Houston Rockets team predictions

HOUSTON - FEBRUARY 21: Yao Ming #11 and Tracy McGrady #1 of the Houston Rockets stand on the court during the game against the Miami Heat on February 21, 2008 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The Rockets won 112-100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON - FEBRUARY 21: Yao Ming #11 and Tracy McGrady #1 of the Houston Rockets stand on the court during the game against the Miami Heat on February 21, 2008 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The Rockets won 112-100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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HOUSTON – FEBRUARY 21: Yao Ming #11 and Tracy McGrady #1 of the Houston Rockets stand on the court during the game against the Miami Heat on February 21, 2008 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The Rockets won 112-100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON – FEBRUARY 21: Yao Ming #11 and Tracy McGrady #1 of the Houston Rockets stand on the court during the game against the Miami Heat on February 21, 2008 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The Rockets won 112-100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Who will make the All-Time Rockets team in NBA 2K18?

In NBA 2K18, all 30 teams in the league will have a roster featuring the best players to ever play for each franchise. There were 47 classic teams in NBA 2K17, including the 1993-94 and 2007-08 Houston Rockets.

2K Sports also announced that there are 16 additional classic teams in NBA 2K18, but they didn’t provide any further details.

Each All-Time team will have 12 players, and NBA 2K gamers will have plenty of fun pitting one franchise against another. The All-Time Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are sure to be fan favorites.

The Rockets have featured many superstar players throughout its rich history, but unfortunately everyone can’t make the cut. In light of that, I thought it would be interesting to predict the players that will make the Rockets All-Time team in NBA 2K18. Lets get into it!

Next: Guards

Guards

LANDOVER, MD – CIRCA 1977: Calvin Murphy #23 of the Houston Rockets shoots a free-throw against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1977 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. Murphy played for the Rockets from 1970-83. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD – CIRCA 1977: Calvin Murphy #23 of the Houston Rockets shoots a free-throw against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1977 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. Murphy played for the Rockets from 1970-83. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Calvin Murphy

Calvin Murphy was picked 18th overall by the San Diego Rockets in the 1970 NBA Draft. He averaged 15.8 points and 4.0 assists during his rookie season, before the Rockets moved to Houston in 1971. Murphy leads the Rockets franchise in assists and is second in points scored. He played his entire career in Houston and boasted a career average of 17.9 points and 4.4 assists.

SACRAMENTO, CA – 1993: Kenny Smith #30 of the Houston Rockets shoots a foul shot during a game against the Sacramento Kings circa 1993 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1993 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA – 1993: Kenny Smith #30 of the Houston Rockets shoots a foul shot during a game against the Sacramento Kings circa 1993 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1993 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith played in Houston from 1990 to 1996. He was the starting point guard in 1994 and 1995 when the Rockets won back-to-back titles. Smith averaged 12.5 points and 5.2 assists on a blistering 40.2 percent from downtown during his Rockets career. He was very quick and athletic, earning him the Kenny “The Jet” Smith moniker.

SACRAMENTO – 1997: Clyde Drexler #22 of the Houston Rockets shoots a foul shot against the Sacramento Kings circa 1997 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1988 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO – 1997: Clyde Drexler #22 of the Houston Rockets shoots a foul shot against the Sacramento Kings circa 1997 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1988 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clyde Drexler

Clyde Drexler was traded to Houston in 1994 and retired as a Rocket in 1998. He won his first and only championship in 1995 against the Orlando Magic. Clyde averaged 19.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists during his tenure in Houston. Despite playing only three full seasons as a Rocket, his ability to impact the game in multiple ways makes Clyde “The Glide” Drexler one of the best Rockets players of all-time.

Jan 23, 2008 – Seattle, Washington, USA – The Houston Rockets TRACY MCGRADY against the Seattle SuperSonics at the Key Arena. The Rockets won the basketball game, 109-107. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Sporting News via Getty Images)
Jan 23, 2008 – Seattle, Washington, USA – The Houston Rockets TRACY MCGRADY against the Seattle SuperSonics at the Key Arena. The Rockets won the basketball game, 109-107. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Sporting News via Getty Images)

Tracy McGrady

Tracy McGrady played for the Rockets from 2004 to 2009. Although injuries derailed McGrady’s career, the 7x All-Star still managed to put up great numbers. He averaged 21.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists during his time in H-Town. The signature moment of T-Mac’s career came on a chilly December night in 2004, when McGrady scored 13 points in 35 seconds to help the Rockets beat the San Antonio Spurs. It was perhaps the greatest comeback in NBA history.

HOUSTON, TX – MARCH 12: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates a three-point shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center on March 12, 2017 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – MARCH 12: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates a three-point shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center on March 12, 2017 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

James Harden

James Harden became a superstar when the Oklahoma City Thunder dealt him to Houston in 2012. He’s made five All-Star and four All-NBA teams in that time. If we had our way, Harden would’ve won the MVP Award in 2015 and 2017. Either way, The Beard could retire as a top 2 Rocket if he can bring a title to Houston.

Next: Forwards

30 Dec 2000: Head Coach Rudy Tomjanovich of the Houston Rockets looks on the court during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. The Rockets defeated the Mavericks 114-99. NOTE TO USER: It is expressly understood that the only rights Allsport are offering to license in this Photograph are one-time, non-exclusive editorial rights. No advertising or commercial uses of any kind may be made of Allsport photos. User acknowledges that it is aware that Allsport is an editorial sports agency and that NO RELEASES OF ANY TYPE ARE OBTAINED from the subjects contained in the photographs. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez /Allsport
30 Dec 2000: Head Coach Rudy Tomjanovich of the Houston Rockets looks on the court during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. The Rockets defeated the Mavericks 114-99. NOTE TO USER: It is expressly understood that the only rights Allsport are offering to license in this Photograph are one-time, non-exclusive editorial rights. No advertising or commercial uses of any kind may be made of Allsport photos. User acknowledges that it is aware that Allsport is an editorial sports agency and that NO RELEASES OF ANY TYPE ARE OBTAINED from the subjects contained in the photographs. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez /Allsport

Rudy Tomjanovich

Like Calvin Murphy, Rudy Tomjanovich played his rookie season as a San Diego Rocket in 1970-71. He also played out his entire 11-year career as a Rocket, where he averaged 17.4 points and 8.1 rebounds. After retiring in 1981, Tomjanovich coached the Rockets during their two championship runs in the mid-90’s.

BOSTON – 1971: Elvin Hayes #44 of the Houston Rockets goes up for a shot against Henry Finkel #29 of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1971 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1971 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON – 1971: Elvin Hayes #44 of the Houston Rockets goes up for a shot against Henry Finkel #29 of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1971 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1971 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

Elvin Hayes

The great Elvin Hayes was the first overall pick by the San Diego Rockets in 1968. He spent his first four years playing for the Rockets until he was traded to the Baltimore Bullets, only to return to the Houston Rockets in 1981 before retiring in Houston in 1984. He averaged 20.5 points and 12.2 rebounds in seven seasons with the Rockets. The always reliable Elvin Hayes only missed 2 out of 574 games as a Rocket. How’s that for consistency?

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SACRAMENTO, CA: A close up shot of Otis Thorpe #33 of the Houston Rockets shooting a foul shot during a game against the Sacramento Kings circa 1994 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1994 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA: A close up shot of Otis Thorpe #33 of the Houston Rockets shooting a foul shot during a game against the Sacramento Kings circa 1994 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1994 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Otis Thorpe

Otis Thorpe spent six years in Houston between 1988 and 1994. He averaged 15.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game on 56 percent shooting from the floor. He was an elite post scorer and he won his first and only championship in 1994 with the Rockets.

Next: Centers

DENVER – DECEMBER 20: An intense Yao Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets gets ready for double overtime against the Denver Nuggets on December 20, 2007 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE
DENVER – DECEMBER 20: An intense Yao Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets gets ready for double overtime against the Denver Nuggets on December 20, 2007 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE

Yao Ming

Yao Ming was selected No.1 overall by the Rockets in the 2002 Draft. The 7’6″, 310 pound gentle giant averaged 19.0 points and 9.2 rebounds in his injury laden, nine-year career. Perhaps, his biggest accomplishment was further exposing basketball to the country of China. Many of the Chinese Basketball Association’s current players grew up watching Yao play in Houston. He brought an international audience to the NBA that we would’ve never reached on our own, and for that we will be forever indebted to him.

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PORTLAND, OR – 1986: Ralph Sampson #50 of the Hoston Rockets shoots a free throw during a game played in 1986 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR – 1986: Ralph Sampson #50 of the Hoston Rockets shoots a free throw during a game played in 1986 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ralph Sampson

The Rockets selected Ralph Sampson No. 1 overall in the 1983 Draft. He was very thin, weighing in at only 228 pounds despite being 7’4″ tall. Sampson averaged 18.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in his four-plus years in Houston. He played in the NBA for just nine seasons but was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

MILWAUKEE – 1977: Moses Malone #24 of the Houston Rockets goes up for a shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1977 season at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1977 NBAE (Photo by Vernon Biever/NBAE via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE – 1977: Moses Malone #24 of the Houston Rockets goes up for a shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1977 season at the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1977 NBAE (Photo by Vernon Biever/NBAE via Getty Images)

Moses Malone

Moses Malone played for the Rockets from 1976-1982. In Houston, he averaged 23.7 points and 15.0 rebounds per game. He made 13 All-Star appearances and won a Finals MVP as a Philadelphia 76er. The Hall of Fame inducted Malone in 2001.

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 10: Hakeem Olajuwon #34 of the Houston Rockets stands on the court during Game Two of the NBA Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph. User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1994 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 10: Hakeem Olajuwon #34 of the Houston Rockets stands on the court during Game Two of the NBA Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph. User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1994 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hakeem Olajuwon

I saved the best for last. Hakeem Olajuwon was the No. 1 overall pick back in the 1984 Draft. He spent 17 of his 18 seasons in Houston where he averaged 22.5 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocks. He was the centerpiece of the Rockets two titles and is considered the best player in franchise history. Hakeem had the type of Hall of Fame career that others could only Dream of.

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*Charles Barkley was excluded because he is unlikely to appear in NBA 2K18 due to a contract dispute.

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