When it came to the Houston Rockets winning prospects in Salt Lake City Monday night, I was notáamongst the massive crowd of non-believers. I was at the gravesite shoveling the dirt over Aaron Brooks, Chuck Hayes, Luis Scola, and Rick Adelman. When several friends asked if the Rockets had any chance at Energy Solutions Arena, I said "no" as emphatically as Charles Barkley says "yes" to Krispy Kremes. Barkley, in case you missed it, thinks these Rockets will finish with the worst record in the West. Fellow Bleacher Report NBA writer Andrew Ungvari opined they "would be lucky to finish 12th" in the conference. Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen predicted the same fourth-to-last finish. For one night, I was ready to bury them, too. I guaranteed my inquisitive friends the team would lose by dou ...
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