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Houston Rockets Power Rankings Update Through Week 13


The Houston Rockets went 2-2 for the week (last Monday-Sunday), beating the Trail Blazers and Kings while twice to the Grizzlies. This week’s average rank for these publications is 9.3 , while last week it was 8.3. Since these power rankings come out throughout the day on Monday, our national power rankings post will come out early Tuesday every week.

Note: National power rankings don’t take into account any of Monday’s NBA action

 

ESPN (Marc Stein)

Ranked – 9 | Last Week – 8

Houston had the West’s best record in January (8-2) until losing both of its weekend home-and-home games with the Grizz. They’re not the same Grizz any more with Marc Gasol back — as Dwight Howard will attest — but Memphis was 0-10 against the Southwest Division before that sweep.

 

CBS Sports (Matt Moore)

Ranked – 13 | Last Week – 10

When they win, it feels like a kid besting his friends at skateboarding. When they lose, it feels like they’re out-classed. Lot of growing up to do in Houston.

 

Yahoo Sports (Marc J. Spears)

Ranked – 7 | Last Week – 8

Francisco Garcia, who owns a player’s option for next season, has been dangled in trade talks lately, a source said.

 

NBA.com (John Schuhmann)

Ranked – 9 | Last Week – 8

Houston (29-17)
Pace: 98.0 (7), OffRtg: 107.1 (1), DefRtg: 102.3 (9), NetRtg: +4.8 (6)
Patrick Beverley made an immediate impact upon his return to the Rockets’ lineup.He was a plus-57 (no other Rocket was better than a plus-28) in wins over the Blazers and Kings early last week. But as Houston’s offense came up empty in back-to-back losses to the Grizzlies over the weekend (even with Chandler Parsons hitting 10 second-half threes on Friday), Beverley shot just 4-for-22.
This week: vs. SAS, @ DAL, vs. CLE

 

USA Today (combination of writers)

Ranked – 9 | Last Week – 8

Daryl Morey says Omer Asik will not be traded. There is no better time to trade him.

 

ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin)

Ranked – 9 | Last Week – 8

Dwight Howard and Darryl Morey can blame whatever they wish for Howard not being an All-Star starter, we all know it is a symptom of what happened to his reputation. The way he fixes it is wins, playoff wins. A lot of them. Just as Kobe Bryant andLeBron James did.

 

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