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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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+ - 829 60
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

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2
+ - 671 182
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
James Harden Shooting guard

3
+ - 601 164
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

4
+ - 488 144
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

5
+ - 556 164
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Yao Ming Center

6
+ - 461 113
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

7
+ - 255 103
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Elvin Hayes Power forward, Center

8
+ - 287 102
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Steve Francis Point guard, Shooting guard

9
+ - 225 89
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Ralph Sampson Center

10
+ - 235 74
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Kenny Smith Point guard

11
+ - 297 145
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

12
+ - 211 71
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward

13
+ - 169 64
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Otis Thorpe Power forward, Center

14
+ - 167 56
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Sam Cassell Point guard

15
+ - 174 73
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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+ - 156 67
Rudy Tomjanovich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Rudy Tomjanovich Power forward

17
+ - 150 42
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

18
+ - 127 54
Vernon Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Vernon Maxwell Shooting guard

19
+ - 219 164
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

20
+ - 122 61
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Shane Battier Shooting guard, Small forward

21
+ - 102 48
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Trevor Ariza Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 91 26
Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

23
+ - 79 68
Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Sleepy Floyd Point guard

24
+ - 107 85
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Luis Scola Power forward, Center

25
+ - 79 69
Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Cuttino Mobley Shooting guard

26
+ - 64 28
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Scottie Pippen Small forward

27
+ - 58 21
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Kyle Lowry Point guard

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+ - 42 14
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Eric Gordon Shooting guard

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+ - 118 129
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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+ - 39 25
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Jason Terry Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 82 97
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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+ - 54 54
Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Kevin Martin Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 27 14
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Ryan Anderson Power forward

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+ - 46 61
John Harding Lucas II is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

35
+ - 32 14
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Nenê Power forward, Center

36
+ - 32 28
Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Michael Beasley Small forward, Power forward

37
+ - 48 51
Terrence Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Terrence Jones Forward

38
+ - 20 8
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Rick Barry Small forward

39
+ - 18 9
Rafer Alston is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Rafer Alston Point guard

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+ - 23 31
Robert Reid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

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+ - 27 5
Mario Elie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Mario Elie Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 41 40
Carl Landry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Carl Landry Power forward

43
+ - 27 38
Donatas Motiejūnas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Donatas Motiejūnas Power forward, Center

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

45
+ - 14 15
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Metta World Peace Small forward

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+ - 20 6
Aaron Brooks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Aaron Brooks Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 17 48
Mike Newlin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

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+ - 23 38
Sam Dekker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Sam Dekker Small forward

49
+ - 12 26
Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tree Rollins Center

50
+ - 12 2
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Chris Paul Point guard