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Team Previews: Houston Rockets 2013-14

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

STATE OF THE FRANCHISE
After a few years in the wilderness due to the Tracy McGrady/Yao Ming project's collapse, the Rockets once again have built a contender by improbably signing James Harden away from the Thunder last year and pairing him with superstar center Dwight Howard this summer. Having a two-superstar core is a virtual prerequisite for a title in the NBA, and that core is augmented by quality role players like versatile small forward Chandler Parsons who can defend and shoot from long range, Omer Asik - an elite defensive big man - and a stable of point guards including Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverley and Aaron Brooks. The team will need consistency from one or more of them, as well as something from one of four power forwards who could see a significant role.

PLAYING TIME DISTRIBUTION
Jeremy Lin is slated for the bulk (25-30) of the point-guard minutes with Patrick Beverly spelling him for the rest. Beverly could push Lin for the job if Lin

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