It is now February 1st, and the trade deadline is fast approaching. With all these assets the Rockets hold, and I've heard about these assets for years now, will they make a move to recharge the roster or do they feel this roster can make the playoffs. After losing to the spurs the rockets are now 2-15 against the top 8 teams in the Western Conference, so the question should be asked
What are the goals for this season for the Rockets? Is playoffs good enough? do we have a plan for the future? The moves made at the trade deadline will say clearly which direction the Rockets are heading in. Whether they have a 1 year plan, 2 year plan, or no plan at all. In a summer with a potential lockout for next season, who knows what teams will be thinking or planning for. Salary dumps, locking in their stars, we've all seen the Carmelo incident and last summer with Lebron and how that has affected the league. Houston, a team that is in search for its next superstar, can they get him with a guarantee that he will stay for good? Should Houston look for a star through the draft. Doubtful. But it is hard to say with what is looking to be a weak draft class. Houston has stuck around and stuck around this season, right near the 8th seed, but now its time to put the pedal to the metal and make a decision. Rebuild or re-tool, fix or demolish. Is Adelman the right coach? What happened to the Houston Rockets defense of old?
I know i'm asking a lot of questions but with what could be one of the more important trade deadlines, all of these questions need to be answered and quickly by Rockets management. While teams like San Antonio, Boston, L.A, Miami seem charged for success, how long can Houston wait to do nothing?