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Rockets: Houston has been a place for players to revive their careers

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 16: Gerald Green #14 of the Houston Rockets goes up for a dunk against the Golden State Warriors during Game Two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2018 at the Toyota Center 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 16: Gerald Green #14 of the Houston Rockets goes up for a dunk against the Golden State Warriors during Game Two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2018 at the Toyota Center 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 22: James Harden (13) of the Houston Rockets celebrates with his team before the game against the LA Clippers on December 22, 2017 at the Toyota Center 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

The offseason of the Houston Rockets has been quite interesting, to say the least.

After entering it on the brink of potentially losing half of their core group, the team was able to re-sign their critical pieces and replace productive role players and then some. Thanks to Morey, the Houston Rockets will go into training camp with a set roster with guys ready to compete for playing time, what a luxury to have right?

“The Rockets have featured similar players who were on a decline in their NBA career who were able to bounce back the following season in the past couple of years.”

A key player to focus on for any NBA fan would be Carmelo Anthony, who has had a brutal year in terms of statistical dropoffs and popularity among NBA fans. Melo has been the subject of much scrutiny for his impact with the Oklahoma City Thunder last year after he averaged career lows across every category.

His low FG% and fit with the personnel the Thunder had worked against his strengths and highlighted his weaknesses turning him into a scapegoat for them. Having Roberson at the SF position suited that team better given his duties were to defend the opposing team’s best player along with Westbrook being a ball dominant guard who is assigned to create for his teammates.

With that being said, having Carmelo on the Rockets should produce different results given both parties desire to work with each other. “Hoodie Melo” has been a teaser trailer for the past 2 summers and NBA fans want the product displayed when it really matters, in an NBA game. Similar to the 6’8″ Forward’s situation, the Rockets have featured similar players who were on a decline in their NBA career who were able to bounce back the following season in the past couple of years. Let’s take a look at 3 of the most notable examples:

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