Five Things for the Rockets to Consider This Offseason

Another offseason is upon us in Houston. While other teams battle it out in the playoffs, Houston Rockets fans are left to wait until next year...again. With three straight lottery seasons and only one second round appearance since 1997, it's no wonder fans are fatigued and want to see things shaken up before the start of next year.

Since the roster is far from perfect and their draft pick is likely in the purgatory middle of the first round, nothing should be off the table for Les Alexander, Daryl Morey and Kevin McHale.

One thing we did learn is that McHale can coach. Even though they fizzled down the stretch, the coach pushed the right buttons with the limited amount of talent available to him -- particularly with Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin out for long stretches -- and demonstrated a refreshing candor when it came to critiquing his players. Still, there are numerous other things with this team that do need fixing. Here are five.

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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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