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The Best Houston Rockets of All Time  

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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 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 is 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 a 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 with who you think should be at the top. 

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Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Mario Elie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Shooting guard, Small forward
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Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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P. J. Tucker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Kevin Martin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Nenê is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Robert Reid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
MaxCombs added Point guard, Shooting guard

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Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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John Harding Lucas II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Chandler Parsons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Rafer Alston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Carl Landry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Terrence Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
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Chuck Hayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Power forward, Center, Forward-center