It's the end of July, and you know what that means. There's little going on in free agency, teams are unlikely to make big trades, and all we have is the vague threat of schedule releases in the next week. To fill our time, we argue over whose team is better.
With that in mind, the SBNation site managers combined for a group power rankings piece to compare all 30 teams in the league. You can find the article here. In an average of the 30 votes, the Rockets ended up in 7th place, behind the Heat, Thunder, Spurs, Pacers, Clippers and Bulls.
These rankings would put the Rockets in fourth in the Western Conference, comfortably above the Grizzlies and Warriors, but they reflect the fact that most don't view them as serious championship contenders yet.
For the record, here was my ballot:
- Trail Blazers