The Houston Rockets are in the early stages of their post-Yao Ming era now that the former NBA All-Star from China has retired due to ongoing foot injuries. The Rockets have a new coach in Kevin McHale and are in the process of integrating a host of new faces to go with veterans like former Grizzly point guard Kyle Lowry, guard Kevin Martin, and forward Louis Scola. Point guard Goran Dragic was acquired in a trade last season with Phoenix, as was center Hasheem Thabeet, another former Grizzlies’ player.

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