The Rockets are arguably the only other contender in the current league. The Warriors are still miles ahead of everyone else, but the Rockets actually have a reasonable shot at dethroning them. The question now is whether the addition of Carmelo Anthony makes them better or worse to face off against the Warriors.
Chris Paul, PG (OVR 90)
Traits: All-Around Superstar
Best stats: Mid-Range, Passing, Lateral Quickness
Paul rejoins the Rockets after working through the free agent process and committing to a championship push. After missing a good chunk of last season due to injury, the all-star point guard still averaged 18.6 points 5.4 rebounds and 7.9 assists.
James Harden, SG (OVR 96)
Traits: Offensive Superstar
Best stats: Stamina, Ball Handling, Layups
Arguably the most notable player on the Rockets lineup, James Harden is said to be the best shooting guard in the league. During his MVP-run last season, he averaged 30.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game.
Eric Gordon, SF (OVR 76)
Traits: Two-Way Guard
Best stats: Lateral Quickness, Stamina, Ball Handling
Eric Gordon has had a long standing career with the NBA. Although slightly overshadowed by his other teammates, his average 18 points per game make sure he is not completely brushed aside. He may need to step it up just a bit, as he only averaged 2.2 assists last season and 2.5 rebounds per game.
Carmelo Anthony, PF (OVR 79)
Traits: Versatile Offensive Wing
Best stats: Stamina, Strength, Ball Handling
An old school player with plenty of games under his belt, Carmelo Anthony has played on a host of different teams. With his recent switch to the Houston Rockets, he’ll look to get back to his former glory, and maybe average a few more points than just 16.2 per game and 1.3 assists. His 5.8 rebounds per game place him squarely on the “Don’t let him get that” board, though.
Clint Capela, C (OVR 84)
Traits: Elite Paint Protector
Best stats: Rebounding, Blocks, Dunks
Clint Capela rounds out the Houston Rockets main roster, and is a staple when it comes to dealing with inside the paint. Although he may only have around 13.9 points averaged last season, he has an incredible 10.8 total rebounds per game posted in the last season. Many hope to see him become an even stronger defensive player this year, as his teammates will be sure to step up their game as well.
NBA 2K19 Houston Rockets Roster
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