Houston Rockets: Mid-Season Report

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After Thursday nights lackluster second half and eventual defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Houston Rockets have played 41 of their 82 regular season games in the 2013-2014 NBA season

So it sounds like the perfect time for a mid-season report on how our boys at the Toyota Center are doing..

The Rockets have compiled a respectable record of 26-15 which makes them 5th in the Western Conference. Good, but not great. Some will have expected higher, but I think that’s unreasonable after seeing these first 41 games.

Becoming a championship-caliber team takes time and a prime example of that is the Miami Heat. Yes I know they made the NBA Finals in their first year, but the Houston Rockets don’t have Lebron James on their roster and are unlikely to anytime soon.

Before the season started I honestly thought the Rockets could win the West, but with a 14-12 record in the conference and an 8-7 record against presumed playoff opponents*, those expectations are looking awfully high.

My predictions are that we finish 4th or 5th in the West and make it out of the first round. Then if they play anyone except OKC, I really think the Rockets have a shot at making the conference finals.

Current Record: 26-15

Predicted Final Record: 54-28

Predicted Playoff Seed: 5th

Now look through the rest of the slides to see a position by position breakdown.

*Spurs, Blazers, Thunder, Warriors, Mavs, Grizzlies/Nuggets, Clippers