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Houston Rockets: 3 bold predictions for the 2019-20 season

James Harden #13 and Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
James Harden #13 and Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets have huge expectations as they prepare to compete against the best of the west. Here are three bold predictions for the team heading into next season.

Recently, on the The Rich Eisen Show, Daryl Morey was discussing the acquisition of Russell Westbrook and where the Rockets currently stand amongst the elite teams in the league. Morey mentioned that about six teams in the Western Conference had a chance to be really good next season. When asked how Houston measured up against those five other teams, he said the Rockets were “first” without hesitating.

With all of the talent in the west and around the league, that was quite a bold statement, but Morey has never been shy about making big moves in order to build the best possible team. That type of boldness and confidence not only exist in the front office, but also amongst the players in the locker room.

In Russell Westbrook’s introductory press conference, the former MVP made it clear that his singular goal in Houston was to win a championship and that he’s willing to make the needed sacrifices in order to accomplish that goal. He even talked about how he can thrive while playing off the ball by rebounding, playing aggressive defense and setting up James Harden for buckets.

The Rockets have been great over the last two years, but they made a big upgrade by adding Russell Westbrook. This is a super talented team and I expect them to easily exceed their win total from last season. With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for the Houston Rockets in the 2019-20 season.

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