The Houston Rockets head into the All-Star Break with a 29-26 (52.7%) record. They are holding onto the #8 spot in the Western Conference, 13.5 games behind the Spurs and 3 games ahead of the Blazers. Here is a look at the players who made the biggest impacts for the Rockets up to the All-Star Break:
Team MVP: James Harden – 23-year old shooting guard James Harden has been a godsend for the Rockets. He has played in 53 games (all starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 38.2 minutes, 26.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Harden is a legit candidate to win an MVP Award in the NBA if he has a huge second half of the year.
Biggest Surprise: Marcus Moore – 23-year old small forward Marcus Moore showed next to nothing last year as a rookie. He has played in 54 games (17 starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 21.4 minutes, 8.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.
Biggest Disappointment: Toney Douglas – 26-year old PG/SG Toney Douglas has played in 49 games (0 starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 18.6 minutes, 8.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game…..but he’s only shooting 39.5% from the floor.