3 things the Rockets need to become true title contenders

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2. 3-point sniper

The Rockets failed to add formidable shooters in the offseason, as they prioritized defense instead. Sure, Fred VanVleet and Dillon Brooks have been good shooters (39 percent from three for VanVleet and 40.8 percent from deep for Brooks), but bith players are having career seasons from distance, especially when considering the volume.

Is that sustainable or will we see a regression? You likely already know the answer to that. 

Regardless, the Rockets, who rank 17th in 3-point shooting (36.5 percent), will need more long-range snipers. Reggie Bullock is shooting 36.8 percent from deep, although he's only attempting 1.8 treys per contest, due to the limited minutes (8.7 minutes per game).

In other words, he hasn't yet earned the trust of Udoka.

The aforementioned Holiday has essentially been the Rockets' only knockdown shooter (thank goodness, because he's limited offensively outside of that). Jalen Green has been inconsistent from long-range, as he's proven capable of going 6-for-12 from three or 2-for-7.

Adding a legitimate sniper would do wonders for this Rockets ballclub.