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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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895 65
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

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2
659 180
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

3
530 151
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

4
735 204
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
James Harden Shooting guard

5
601 173
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Yao Ming Center

6
489 119
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

7
274 113
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Elvin Hayes Power forward, Center

8
311 112
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Steve Francis Point guard, Shooting guard

9
241 95
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Ralph Sampson Center

10
251 78
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Kenny Smith Point guard

11
320 154
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

12
228 76
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward

13
186 68
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Otis Thorpe Power forward, Center

14
194 77
Calvin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Calvin Murphy Point guard

15
175 62
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
wiabux added Sam Cassell Point guard

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164 46
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Dikembe Mutombo Center

17
167 70
Rudy Tomjanovich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Rudy Tomjanovich Power forward

18
137 57
Vernon Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Vernon Maxwell Shooting guard

19
225 175
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

20
128 67
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Shane Battier Shooting guard, Small forward

21
110 50
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

22
96 30
Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
hthmas58 added Patrick Beverley

23
84 71
Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Sleepy Floyd Point guard

24
112 89
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Luis Scola Power forward, Center

25
82 73
Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Cuttino Mobley Shooting guard

26
72 31
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Justin Kim added Scottie Pippen Small forward

27
123 132
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Jeremy Lin Point guard

28
61 27
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Justin Kim added Kyle Lowry Point guard

29
48 17
Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Eric Gordon Shooting guard

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30
43 26
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

31
20 2
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Leah Goodwin added Chris Paul Point guard

32
57 56
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

33
31 6
Mario Elie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Mario Elie Shooting guard, Small forward

34
47 65
John Harding Lucas II is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

35
86 99
Chandler Parsons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Chandler Parsons Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

36
30 16
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Ryan Anderson Power forward

37
34 31
Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Justin Kim added Michael Beasley Small forward, Power forward

38
36 16
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Nenê Power forward, Center

39
21 12
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Rick Barry Small forward

40
20 12
Rafer Alston is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Rafer Alston Point guard

41
24 34
Robert Reid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

42
49 55
Terrence Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Terrence Jones Forward

43
44 43
Carl Landry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Carl Landry Power forward

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17 18
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Metta World Peace Small forward

45
30 46
Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
bigulcards added Rodney McCray Small forward

46
27 41
Donatas Motiejūnas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
adomas Talijunas added Donatas Motiejūnas Power forward, Center

47
23 7
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
17 50
Mike Newlin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

49
24 42
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

50
14 11
Chuck Hayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Chuck Hayes Power forward, Center, Forward-center