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4 players that likely won’t be back with the Rockets next year

Houston Rockets Jeff Green (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Jeff Green (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets Jeff Green (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

As the 2019-20 season is winding down for the Houston Rockets, here are four players who likely won’t be back in the Space City next season.

The Houston Rockets received contributions from many unlikely players during the 2019-20 season, as their supporting cast thrived. This isn’t exactly something we’ve seen much over the years, as the Rockets have been top-heavy since acquiring James Harden in 2012.

The Rockets received double-digit scoring outputs from four newcomers, while also having two of those players lead the team in 3-point shooting efficiency. This can’t be understated, as the Rockets are essentially up against the salary cap every year and don’t have draft picks to be able to rely on rookies.

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In spite of these challenges, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has proven to be able to masterfully craft a contending roster, with stars and role players. It’s unclear whether we’ll be able to see how this group fares in the postseason, as the league has been on a hiatus for two weeks now and hasn’t issued a timetable for a return, if there will be one at all.

Regardless of what happens with the season, there are several Rockets players who will likely not be back in the Space City next season, for positive or negative reasons. Let’s take a look at who these players could be.

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