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Rockets need to have clear expectations for 2022 season

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Some people are getting ahead of themselves as they try to look towards the future for the Houston Rockets. 2022 might be tougher than some foresee.

As the season starts to creep closer, Rockets fans aren't alone in starting to grow excited for basketball to be back.

However, the big difference between the Rockets and other teams is that Houston is going to be unveiling a very new team when they finally take the court in a few weeks.

Gone are the days of Christian Wood, and Eric Gordon may not be here long as well. This team is changing and becoming younger, and that is exaclty what the Rockets needed to do to get better for their future.

There are a lot of young faces that should play the majority of the reps when the rubber does finally meet the road. Jabari Smith should play a heavy number of minutes from the jump, Alperen Sengun is going to be a full-time starter after the departure of Wood, and even Tari Eason could make a case for minutes as soon as training camp.

Even with all the excitment, it is important to go into this season with some tempered expectations. The Rockets may not be the worst team in basketabll with so many of their opponents in positions to tank for the number one pick, but their record still won't be great.

There is a lot of youth on this roster and there are going to be plenty of learning curves. There are going to be some tough games. There will be some fun games where the team just falls short.

All of this is normal in a rebuild. Rockets fans just need to remember that as long as this team is growing, this year will end up being a win for Houston.

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