Looking back and taking a closer look at a few of the best and worst moves the Houston Rockets made during the 2023 NBA offseason.
Despite being in the early stages of a rebuild, the Houston Rockets have one of the most talented young rosters. There was hope that if the Rockets could make a couple of key additions this summer that they could emerge as a dark horse threat to make the playoffs in the Western Conference. However, that’s a lot easier said than done.
Nevertheless, after back-to-back underwhelming seasons in which the Rockets have won a combined 42 games, the status quo was an unacceptable possible for Houston.
The Houston Rockets want to be a playoff team this season
Heading into the offseason, one of the bigger priorities for the Rockets included improving the team to the point where they’d emerge as a legit threat to make the playoffs in the Western Conference. Even with the moves they made during the offseason, there’s no guarantee of that just yet.
Before we begin to break down their chances of making the playoffs in the West this season, let’s look back at a few of the best and worst offseason moves made by the Rockets in their quest to take a step forward heading into the 2023-24 NBA season.