NBA Western Conference: Southwest Division Offseason Summary

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Dec 17, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (right) and guard James Harden (left) talk during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets

Last Season summary: 56-26, L, Western Conference Finals vs Warriors


Offseason Addition(s): Ty Lawson, Marcus Thornton, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell

Offseason Subtraction(s): Josh Smith


The Good: With the addition of Lawson, the Rockets look title worthy.

The Bad: Lots of question marks such as Dwight’s health, Lawson’s off-the-court trouble and Harden wearing down in the playoffs.

Concern: Can Lawson put up his numbers and stay out of trouble?

Prediction: 2nd in the Southwest

Note: If Ty Lawson can stay out of trouble off-the-court, and his game translates well with his new team, the Rockets will definitely be one of the better teams in the Western Conference. On Paper, they might be the deepest team in the NBA.

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