2018-19 NBA Power Rankings: Rockets, Pacers shine in Week 12

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169. <p><strong>New Year’s resolution: Get lucky on the trade/buyout market</strong></p> <p>“Get James Harden enough wins for another MVP award” is probably more realistic, but the Houston Rockets didn’t re-sign Chris Paul to that whopping four-year, $160 million deal just to get the Beard another piece of hardware for his individual trophy collection.</p> <p>The Rockets’ 25th-ranked defense is a major problem. Even with Harden on an <a href=. 20-15. Previous: . Houston Rockets. 7. team