They look to be firmly headed into stagnation. Kevin McHale already became a fall guy for the James Harden/Dwight Howard experiment, plus having to deal with a less-talented roster the last couple seasons. Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson have notable injury histories and neither add toughness to the Rockets, something they sorely need. Anderson has played 70+ games once, just once, in his 8 year career. Gordon hasn't played more than 64 games in a season since his rookie year, and played just 45 games last season. Eric Gordon has been a one-and-done (out of Indiana) hype-job from the beginning, where he shot 33.7% from 3 and was terrified to grab rebounds. Analyze that! At every turn, the Caste-media sickeningly coddled him. As Daryl Morey keeps getting fatter, he strikes me as really having become full-of-himself, unjustly so, as he reverts to the status quo of zero-accountability contracts. Mirza Teletovic (MIL), Jon Leuer (DET) and others, would have been better options for their up-tempo system. New coach Mike D'Antoni really has his work cut out! Houston is a large market with real expectations, greater than being a 7th or 8th seed and then proceed to get bounced early.