15 players the Rockets landed past their prime

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10. Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler was highly effective in his peak. Chandler was a defensive anchor, having nabbed a Defensive Player of the Year award and three All-Defensive selections.

The Dallas Mavericks would not have won the title in 2010-11 without his services. Simple and plain.

Chandler left the Mavs and became an All-Star for the New York Knicks in 2012-13, averaging 10.4 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 63.8 percent from the field.

However, by the time he came to the Rockets, he was WELL past his prime, as he was 37-years-old and in his 19th season. Chandler surprisingly drew 5 starts in Houston in 2019-20 but unsurprisingly retired after his stint with the Rockets.

The Rockets knew Chandler was limited and unable to provide much because of the obvious, but prime Tyson would have made a significant impact on the small-ball Rockets.