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On a new Rockets lineup and the tiers of the NBA

In today's Rocket Fuel, another set of predictions are given for the Rockets season, a wacky Rockets lineup is analyzed, and the NBA is broken down by tiers.

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It is here. The Rockets officially open up the 2015-2016 season against the Denver Nuggets tonight. Before the Rockets take the court for meaningful basketball, make sure you are caught up with today's Rockets news. It's Rocket Fuel!

ESPN 2015 NBA Player Rankings: Houston Rockets | The Dream Shake

In case you missed where the Rockets rank in the new ESPN NBA player rankings, here is our breakdown and review of them.

2015-16 NBA preview: Houston Rockets forecast | ESPN (Insider)

How will the Houston Rockets fare in 2015-16? Here's ESPN's projections using advanced statistics. (ESPN Insider required)

2015-2016 Houston Rockets Win Total Prediction | Red94

Guess what! The NBA season is back! Want another prediction of the Rockets win total for this season? Then check out this article (note: I couldn't agree more with the prediction and reasoning behind it)

Breakdown: A Funky Rockets Lineup That Could Actually Work | CBS Houston

Here is an excellent breakdown (with game film) of a lineup that I am probably too excited to see during the season.

Our Annual Tiers of the NBA | Grantland

By now you can probably tell I am a huge fan of Zach Lowe's work (and not just because he continues to praise the Rockets!) The Rockets are ranked firmly as one of the league's championship contenders.