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Chris Paul was the major addition to Houston last season, and his impact was immediately felt. The Rockets win record was much better when Paul and Harden played together, and while Paul missed some games Harden is an easy guard to move over. Paul’s numbers fell a little bit which was expected, but Harden’s stayed the same earning himself an MVP award. Both are still top ten in production at their position, and Houston’s contingency plan for Paul’s occasional injuries is Eric Gordon. He is an important part of this offense regardless of Paul’s health. Gordon is an important scorer off the bench, and can play both the one and two. When Paul is out he will play alongside Harden, who moves over to point guard.

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Gerald Green signed another year and will likely take on a bigger role given Houston lost two forwards. One being Trevor Ariza and the loss will be felt on the defensive side of the ball. This leaves them a bit thin, and a crucial two defenders is done. P.J. Tucker is going to log heavy minutes guarding some of the league’s best, but in terms of fantasy he is one of the lower end options you can think of. James Ennis might be a name to keep an eye on as a sleeper for this role. Carmelo Anthony ended up in Houston, which gives him the power forward position that was freed up by Trevor Ariza. This is going to be something to watch given Melo’s style of play, but also the usage that the backcourt carries. Ryan Anderson is holding that backup position, but was nearly ousted from the rotation last season. Clint Capela has yet to be resigned, and would leave a major hole if this deal falls through. Nene and Tarik Black backup Capela currently, but do not present as starters. While things should remain the same, we will need to keep an eye on the offseason acquisitions.