Houston Rockets: 5 moves that will deliver a championship in 2020

NBA Houston Rockets Daryl Morey (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Exploring five offseason moves that would make the Houston Rockets legit NBA Championship contenders during the 2019-20 season

The Houston Rockets have been one of the league’s more progressive teams in recent years, ever since Daryl Morey took the helm in 2007. But after falling short of an NBA Finals appearance in each of the last two seasons, with back-to-back crushing losses at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, there’s no question that there needs to be improvement this offseason.

There have already been musings that Morey is open to trading anyone that isn’t named James Harden on the roster, and even whispers that Chris Paul asked to be traded. Between those two reports, it’s probably pretty likely that the Rockets will, at the very least, make some kind of personnel moves this summer.

In this particular piece, I will take a shot at taking the presidency of the Rockets this offseason and steering the ship to a successful summer and dramatic improvement. The Rockets have to address three main points this offseason, which are: improving the depth of the roster, focusing in on improving the team’s defense, and strengthening the bench for the long regular season.

Here are three moves that would make the Houston Rockets the favorites to win the 2020 NBA Championship.