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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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1,134 104
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

2
1,008 244
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
James Harden Shooting guard

3
832 231
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

4
650 186
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

5
757 215
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Yao Ming Center

6
602 140
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

7
332 144
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Elvin Hayes Power forward, Center

8
380 146
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Steve Francis Point guard, Shooting guard

9
289 110
Ralph Sampson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Ralph Sampson Center

10
392 182
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

11
303 98
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Kenny Smith Point guard

12
283 86
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Robert Horry Small forward, Power forward

13
222 80
Otis Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Otis Thorpe Power forward, Center

14
247 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
204 75
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
wiabux added Sam Cassell Point guard

16
212 60
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Dikembe Mutombo Center

17
199 86
Rudy Tomjanovich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Rudy Tomjanovich Power forward

18
165 70
Vernon Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Vernon Maxwell Shooting guard

19
140 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
271 219
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

21
158 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
154 77
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Shane Battier Shooting guard, Small forward

23
129 47
Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
hthmas58 added Patrick Beverley

24
106 77
Sleepy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Sleepy Floyd Point guard

25
129 101
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Luis Scola Power forward, Center

26
100 81
Cuttino Mobley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Cuttino Mobley Shooting guard

27
107 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
88 23
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
86 38
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
148 155
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Jeremy Lin Point guard

31
43 2
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added Clint Capela

32
65 37
Jason Terry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
MaxCombs added Jason Terry Point guard, Shooting guard

33
46 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
54 24
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Ryan Anderson Power forward

35
49 14
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 64
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
58 72
John Harding Lucas II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

38
52 20
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Nenê Power forward, Center

39
99 114
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
34 39
Robert Reid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time

41
33 24
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Metta World Peace Small forward

42
29 18
Rafer Alston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
zepolian1 added Rafer Alston Point guard

The Best Houston Rockets Small Forwards of All Time

43
42 43
Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
Justin Kim added Michael Beasley Small forward, Power forward

44
39 52
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 50
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 67
Terrence Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
slaft added Terrence Jones Forward

47
32 13
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 55
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
24 15
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
20 34
Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rockets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tree Rollins Center