If the playoffs began today, the Rockets would be sitting at sixth and opening up in San Antonio. I think you’ll see the Lakers start climbing a bit with Nash back at the helm while Memphis starts coming back down to earth. It appears that Golden State is legit. At the bottom seeds, things continue to look unclear.
I’m maintaining my earlier prediction that the Rockets will continue to improve as the year progresses. That’s typically been the case over the past few years. And I still believe, while there haven’t been any signs warranting hope, that one of the rookie forwards will break through and contribute. Or perhaps Greg Smith should be considered this year’s breakout ‘rookie’?