The Rockets recently found the superstar they have long sought, in James Harden. Deals for Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik are looking good. They just won a monster game against the Thunder. Leslie Alexander recently said he'd extend Daryl Morey's contract. They got recent lottery pick Thomas Robinson without giving up much, and now they have low payroll, high-pace play, a 96.8 percent chance of making the playoffs, impending cap space and many different avenues to another big name like Dwight Howard or Josh Smith.
David Thorpe breaks it down: