The Houston Rockets have been one of the more successful franchises in NBA history, and it's easy to see why, as they've had legendary talents and countless Hall of Famers. The Rockets have also had some of the game's better coaches, such as Rudy Tomjanovich and Mike D'Antoni, in recent years.
When you add all of this up, it should come as no surprise that the Rockets boast two championship banners in the rafters, and are one of just 11 teams with multiple championships in league history. And at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season the Rockets were the franchise with the most consecutive postseason appearances, as the Rockets reached the postseason in eight seasons straight.
8 players that never wore a Houston Rockets uniform
Historically, the Rockets have been able to minimize their mistakes as it pertains to roster personnel and taking unnecessary misguided gambles on players. This has meant dealing players quickly if it's determined that the fit isn't quite there skillset-wise or culturally.
At times, this has even meant before a player suits up for the team altogether. Players have often been re-routed in trade deals at the deadline or even traded on draft night, both of which have prevented players from taking the court at all.
With that being the case, let's take a look at eight players that never donned a Rockets uniform.