After adding swingman James Harden, point guard Jeremy Lin and big man Omer Asik last year and then signing free agent center Dwight Howard, among others, this offseason, the Houston Rockets are obviously expecting to compete for an NBA title.
Rockets general manager Daryl Morey doesn’t think the Rockets are there yet.
“I think there are probably at least three teams better than us if not more,” Morey told MaD Radio. “Until you’re going into a season felling like you are the top one or two I think it’s, and we haven’t really accomplished anything, I think it’s hard to talk about ‘hey we’re one of the favorites to win the championship.’ But I do think we go in with a chance, where as we haven’t in the last few years.”
Morey agreed the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder were the class of the league, but also threw out the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers, saying both teams would be “very good as well this year.”
Although the Rockets are extremely talented, it’s hard to argue with Morey. The Heat have won the last two NBA titles, defeating the Thunder in 2012 and the Spurs in 2013.