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The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

Updated February 25, 2020 32.5k votes 4.6k voters 63.9k views73 items

List RulesPlease rank the players based only on their time with the Rockets

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

    Point guard

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    Scottie Pippen

    Small forward

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    Sleepy Floyd

    Point guard

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    Rick Barry

    Small forward

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    Cuttino Mobley

    Shooting guard
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    Kyle Lowry

    Point guard

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    Luis Scola

    Power forward, Center

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    Robert Reid

    Guard, Forward
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    Gerald Green

    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Jeremy Lin

    Point guard

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    Lou Williams

    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Carl Landry

    Power forward
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    Kevin Martin

    Shooting guard, Small forward
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    Metta World Peace

    Small forward

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    Nenê

    Power forward, Center

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    Jason Terry

    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    John Harding Lucas II

    Point guard, Shooting guard
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    Aaron Brooks

    Point guard, Shooting guard
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    Rafer Alston

    Point guard
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    Chuck Hayes

    Power forward, Center
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    Ryan Anderson

    Power forward

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    Carl Herrera

    Power forward
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    Chandler Parsons

    Small forward, Power forward

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