The Houston Rockets are a team that is currently going through a rebuild. With the fond memories of James Harden fading further into the distance, this iteration of the franchise has a chance to be a special one if everything breaks correctly for them over the next few years.
With Jalen Green, Jabari Smith Jr. and Kevin Porter Jr. on the team, this is not a place to start. Big man Alperen Sengun had himself an extremely promising EuroBasket showing in Germany. Kenyon Martin Jr. certainly has upside, while TyTy Washington was a first-round pick who could yet become an important part of their backcourt rotation.
All of which is to say, this is going to be a fun League Pass team to check out once the season begins. Given how competitive the league as a whole is right now, dreams of making the playoffs seem a bridge too far for this group. But having a crack at making the Play-In Tournament, or at least keeping pace with that group for as long as possible, is an attainable goal.
This will make finding out who will lead the Rockets in the various statistical categories a fascinating one. Some may be more obvious than others, but let’s take a look at who will lead the organization in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks this coming season. Doing so will provide a clearer picture of the direction of the franchise at this point in its development.