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A list of the best Houston Rockets of all time. For much of its history, the Houston Rockets have been one of the most consistent teams in the NBA. The team has had few poor seasons and they have, it's been to the Rockets benefit. The few times that Houston has had the number one draft pick, the team has struck gold landing some of the greatest players in team history. Few, if any, basketball experts would dispute that Elvin Hayes, Ralph Sampson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Yao Ming are among the best centers ever. All of have played center for Houston and all were drafted with the top overall pick in the NBA Draft. Though he wasn't drafted by Houston, Moses Malone is another great big man who has played for the Rockets.

While the Rockets have a rich history with big men, even having some of the best players ever on its roster, that doesn't mean the team has neglected other positions. Calvin Murphy is one of the best free shooting guards ever and more recently, the team's acquisition of James Harden made the Rockets one of the most dangerous in the league. Harden is considered one of the best current players in the NBA.

Nowadays, he be known to the masses as an announcer, but Kenny Smith's clutch shooting in the 1995 NBA Finals is one of the greatest in Rockets history and helped them win its second consecutive championship.

This is a list of the best Houston Rockets ever. If you see someone who is missing, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Houston Rockets of all time to who you think should be at the top. 
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853 62
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

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694 192
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
James Harden Shooting guard

3
629 166
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

4
574 167
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Yao Ming Center

5
505 148
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

6
475 116
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

7
265 108
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Elvin Hayes Power forward, Center

8
299 105
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Steve Francis Point guard, Shooting guard

9
235 92
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Ralph Sampson Center

10
245 76
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Kenny Smith Point guard

11
309 150
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

12
220 73
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward

13
177 66
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Otis Thorpe Power forward, Center

14
172 59
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
wiabux added Sam Cassell Point guard

15
183 76
Calvin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Calvin Murphy Point guard

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160 70
Rudy Tomjanovich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Rudy Tomjanovich Power forward

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155 45
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Dikembe Mutombo Center

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131 57
Vernon Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Vernon Maxwell Shooting guard

19
225 166
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

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127 63
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Shane Battier Shooting guard, Small forward

21
106 49
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
bigulcards added Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

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93 27
Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
hthmas58 added Patrick Beverley

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81 70
Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Sleepy Floyd Point guard

24
109 87
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Luis Scola Power forward, Center

25
80 71
Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Cuttino Mobley Shooting guard

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69 29
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Justin Kim added Scottie Pippen Small forward

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46 14
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Eric Gordon Shooting guard

28
61 22
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Justin Kim added Kyle Lowry Point guard

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121 129
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Jeremy Lin Point guard

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41 25
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
MaxCombs added Jason Terry Point guard, Shooting guard

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84 98
Chandler Parsons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Chandler Parsons Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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56 54
Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Kevin Martin Shooting guard, Small forward

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28 15
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Ryan Anderson Power forward

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46 62
John Harding Lucas II is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

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33 14
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Nenê Power forward, Center

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33 28
Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Justin Kim added Michael Beasley Small forward, Power forward

37
48 52
Terrence Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Terrence Jones Forward

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20 9
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Rick Barry Small forward

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18 10
Rafer Alston is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Rafer Alston Point guard

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23 32
Robert Reid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

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43 41
Carl Landry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Carl Landry Power forward

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17 16
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Metta World Peace Small forward

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27 6
Mario Elie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Mario Elie Shooting guard, Small forward

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29 45
Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
bigulcards added Rodney McCray Small forward

45
27 39
Donatas Motiejūnas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
adomas Talijunas added Donatas Motiejūnas Power forward, Center

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22 6
Aaron Brooks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Aaron Brooks Point guard, Shooting guard

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17 49
Mike Newlin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

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15 2
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Leah Goodwin added Chris Paul Point guard

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23 39
Sam Dekker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Sam Dekker Small forward

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12 27
Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tree Rollins Center