Rick Adelman will get his chance to take T-Mac and Yao past the First Round.
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2006-07:
Key Rotation Players Returning:
  • G: Rafer Alston
  • F-G: Tracy McGrady
  • C: Yao Ming
  • G: Luther Head
  • G: Mike James
  • F: Shane Battier
Free Agents:
  • C: Dikembe Mutombo
  • F: Chuck Hayes
Options:
  • G-F: Bonzi Wells (Player)
Needs:
  • Depth at Point Guard
  • Emergence of Young Role Players
  • Stay Healthy
  • Subscribe to Adelman's Plan
Analysis:
The Rockets lost to the Jazz 4-3 in the First Round of the postseason. Prior to the playoffs Houston completed the regular season with a five-game winning streak to put them at 52 wins, the most wins for the Rockets in a decade. The team was led by superstar Tracy McGrady who averaged 24.6 points per game. Injury caused the Rockets to lose big man Yao Ming for two months, but the team went 22-10 in his absence as the Rockets stepped up their game to compensate for the loss. The Mavericks replaced head coach Jeff Van Gundy with Rick Adelman following the conclusion of the 2006-07 season.
No. 26

No. 54 (from CLE)

2006
8. Rudy Gay*
32. Steve Novak

2005
24. Luther Head

2004
55. Luis Flores*

* Draft Rights Traded

Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 + - +/- Min +/- /Min G
T. McGrady R. Alston S. Battier M. Yao C. Hayes 1,145 -876 269 526:20 .511 35
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From The Media:
"With the hiring of Rick Adelman on May 23 to replace Jeff Van Gundy, the Rockets are certain of a style change and hopeful for roster changes. Adelman promised to be more up-tempo, to use Yao Ming more often away from the post and to make things easier for Tracy McGrady. He also said quickly that the Rockets need changes that go beyond style. To play Adelman's offensive game, the Rockets seem to have concluded that they need to make some changes to bring more offensive players to the roster."
-- The Sports Xchange, CBS Sportsline

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