11 Houston Rockets' role players who will never be forgotten

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Honorable Mention: Cuttino Mobley

It's practically cheating to have Cuttino Mobley on this list, as he was a fringe star for the Rockets before being shipped to the Orlando Magic in the deal that brought Tracy McGrady to the Space City. Mobley was a walking bucket and was capable of dropping 20 points whenever he wanted.

Mobley averaged 17.2 points as a member of the Rockets and ranks fifth in 3-pointers made in franchise history. Although Mobley was largely the second-wheel behind Steve Francis, he proved capable of being the leading scorer in 2001-02, as he was the Rockets' chief scoring threat.

Offensively, Mobley could score on every level, as he was a lethal mid-range scorer, could drive and finish at the basket, and made 37.2 percent of his triples as a Rocket. Mobley was also a problem on defense, especially in the low post, as he was a pickpocket on the block.

But Mobley didn't taste any postseason success in Houston, which is why he doesn't crack the list (along with being virtually a star player in Houston).