Houston Rockets: Ranking the top 10 players in team history

Anthony Duckett
Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon (Credit: Tim Defrisco/ALLSPORT}
Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon (Credit: Tim Defrisco/ALLSPORT} /
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Houston Rockets – Hakeem Olajuwon (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Houston Rockets have been fortunate enough to have some of the greatest players in NBA history. When it comes to the franchise, which 10 are the best?

The Houston Rockets are a storied franchise, as they’ve made 33 postseasons in their 52 years of existence. Throughout the course of their history, the Rockets have had many great players and coaches, which is why the team has been able to record a 52.8 percent overall winning percentage, not to mention two NBA championships.

Over the past few months, we’ve been ranking the current Rockets team and sorting out where they land among the rest of the league, which started with a detailed analysis of where the Rockets star backcourt of Russell Westbrook and James Harden ranks among the league’s top ten best backcourts.

In addition, we also ranked where current Rockets Head Coach Mike D’Antoni ranks among the league’s ten best coaches, which was followed by a list showing where owner Tilman Fertitta ranks amongst the league’s six best owners.

We also dove into the top general managers in the league and where current Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey ranks, as well as the all-time top five coaches the organization has had.

With the season finally set to officially start in the next two weeks, we wanted to take some time to look back at the ten greatest players the Rockets have had in the history of the franchise. Without further adieu, we start with number 10 on the list.

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