If you look at Rockets history, players who played from the beginning of their rookie years have since never developed. So why do fans want history to repeat itself? Do people here want our rookies to stay at their current levels? I mean, in the past 15 years, basically only Yao Ming played from the start, and then developed his game over time. List of failures? Steve Francis - Never developed his game over the years Luther Head - See above Chase Budinger - See above Eddie Griffin - Self Explanatory Kenny Thomas - increase in stats over the years mainly due to playing time and not better game Jason Collier - Couldn't even make it through half a season before getting yanked for being a bust Micheal Dickerson - Would've probably been a success if wasn't traded and then suffered career ending injury 2 years later Only Yao Ming, the #1 pick in the NBA draft, one of the hardest working, humble, high-motor player to ever play for us, has bucked the trend. Everyone else? Never became more than what they were entering the NBA. If history has shown anything, it's that when rookies don't need to earn playing time, they don't care to improve.