Chemistry, is it happening?
Yes. The fourth quarter collapses are a thing of the past excpet on the rare occasion. The rockets are having more low turnover games, but have there setbacks.
The only way for this to improve is to leave the major players on the team alone. Francis has truely taken over this team on the offensive end. Anderson has turned into a nice garbage man. Rogers ran the court like a big gazzelle. Kenny has provided the needed half court option down low. Mobley is struggling with his shot almost as much as his defender struggles to not foul a 80%+ FT shooter. Bullard has added a quick strike attack to give the rockets the early lead.
Olajuwon and Cato should bring some leadership to the defense.
I don't think the rockets will be a serious threat in the playoffs till they add another scorer inside to help improve the FG%.
What's the point of this post?
No major losses to the rotation. If Rudy can find a buyer for TMass, Drew, and/ or Walt, go ahead since they aren't longing major minutes anyway. I like drew, but with francis he won't get the minutes to keep his shot on.