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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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1,124 102
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

2
999 243
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
James Harden Shooting guard

3
826 229
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

4
645 184
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

5
750 215
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Yao Ming Center

6
599 140
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

7
329 144
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Elvin Hayes Power forward, Center

8
377 146
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Steve Francis Point guard, Shooting guard

9
287 109
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Ralph Sampson Center

10
390 181
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

11
302 97
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Kenny Smith Point guard

12
282 85
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward

13
220 80
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Otis Thorpe Power forward, Center

14
244 89
Calvin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Calvin Murphy Point guard

The Best Houston Rockets Point Guards of All Time

15
203 74
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
wiabux added Sam Cassell Point guard

16
209 60
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Dikembe Mutombo Center

17
198 85
Rudy Tomjanovich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Rudy Tomjanovich Power forward

18
164 69
Vernon Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Vernon Maxwell Shooting guard

19
134 11
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Leah Goodwin added Chris Paul Point guard

20
268 217
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

21
154 62
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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22
153 76
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Shane Battier Shooting guard, Small forward

23
127 45
Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
hthmas58 added Patrick Beverley

24
104 77
Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Sleepy Floyd Point guard

25
129 99
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Luis Scola Power forward, Center

26
99 80
Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Cuttino Mobley Shooting guard

27
104 39
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Justin Kim added Scottie Pippen Small forward

28
87 22
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Eric Gordon Shooting guard

The Best Houston Rockets Centers of All Time

29
85 37
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Justin Kim added Kyle Lowry Point guard

30
148 153
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Jeremy Lin Point guard

31
63 36
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
MaxCombs added Jason Terry Point guard, Shooting guard

32
40 2
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added Clint Capela

33
44 13
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Rick Barry Small forward

34
53 23
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Ryan Anderson Power forward

35
48 13
Mario Elie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Mario Elie Shooting guard, Small forward

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36
71 62
Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Kevin Martin Shooting guard, Small forward

37
57 71
John Harding Lucas II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

38
51 19
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Nenê Power forward, Center

39
99 112
Chandler Parsons is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Chandler Parsons Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

40
33 38
Robert Reid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

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29 16
Rafer Alston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Rafer Alston Point guard

42
42 41
Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Justin Kim added Michael Beasley Small forward, Power forward

The Best Houston Rockets Small Forwards of All Time

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31 24
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Metta World Peace Small forward

44
38 51
Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
bigulcards added Rodney McCray Small forward

45
50 48
Carl Landry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Carl Landry Power forward

46
51 65
Terrence Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Terrence Jones Forward

47
32 11
Aaron Brooks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Aaron Brooks Point guard, Shooting guard

48
28 53
Donatas Motiejūnas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
adomas Talijunas added Donatas Motiejūnas Power forward, Center

49
23 14
Chuck Hayes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Chuck Hayes Power forward, Center, Forward-center

50
19 33
Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tree Rollins Center