The Rockets Are Back in the NBA Playoffs! Their Complete Rebuilding Anthology

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February 24, 2011: Traded Shane Battier and Ishmael Smith to the Memphis Grizzlies for DeMarre Carroll, Hasheem Thabeet and a future first-round draft pick.

March 23, 2011: Signed Mike Harris to the first of two 10-day contracts.

April 11, 2011: Signed Marcus Cousin as a free agent.

April 13, 2011: Signed Marqus Blakely as a free agent.

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The Linsanity somehow didn't follow him from the nation's media capital to Houston.
June 23, 2011: Selected Marcus Morris (1st round, 14th pick), Nikola Mirotic (1st round, 23rd pick) and Chandler Parsons (2nd round, 38th pick) in the 2011 NBA Draft.
June 23, 2011: Traded Brad Miller, Nikola Mirotic, Chandler Parsons and a future 1st round draft pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Jonny Flynn, Donatas Motiejunas and a future second-round draft pick.

June 23, 2011: Traded cash to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Chandler Parsons.

December 12, 2011: Signed Jeremy Lin as a free agent.

December 20, 2011: Signed Jeff Adrien as a free agent.

December 24, 2011: Signed Samuel Dalembert as a free agent.

February 8, 2012: Signed Greg Smith as a free agent.

March 15, 2012: Traded Jordan Hill to the Los Angeles Lakers for Derek Fisher and a future first-round draft pick.

March 15, 2012: Traded Jonny Flynn, Hasheem Thabeet and a future second-round draft pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for Marcus Camby.

March 18, 2012: Signed Courtney Fortson to a 10-day contract, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 26, 2012: Signed Earl Boykins to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 12, 2012: Signed Diamon Simpson to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 26, 2012: Traded Chase Budinger and Lior Eliyahu to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 2012 first-round draft pick (Terrence Jones).

June 27, 2012: Traded Samuel Dalembert, cash, a 2012 first-round draft pick (John Henson) and a future second-round draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for Jon Brockman, Jon Leuer, Shaun Livingston and a 2012 first-round draft pick (Jeremy Lamb).

June 28, 2012: Selected Jeremy Lamb (1st round, 12th pick), Royce White (1st round, 16th pick) and Terrence Jones (1st round, 18th pick) in the 2012 NBA Draft.

June 29, 2012: As part of a 4-team trade, the Houston Rockets traded cash to the Dallas Mavericks; the Dallas Mavericks traded Lamar Odom to the Los Angeles Clippers; the Dallas Mavericks traded Shan Foster to the Utah Jazz; the Los Angeles Clippers traded Furkan Aledmir to the Houston Rockets; the Los Angeles Clippers traded Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz; and the Utah Jazz traded Tadija Dragicevic to the Dallas Mavericks.

July 11, 2012: Traded Kyle Lowry to the Toronto Raptors for Gary Forbes and a future first-round draft pick.

July 11, 2012: Traded Marcus Camby to the New York Knicks for Toney Douglas, Josh Harrellson, Jerome Jordan, a future second-round draft pick and a future second-round draft pick.

July 17, 2012: Signed Jeremy Lin as a free agent.

July 20, 2012: As part of a 3-team trade, the Houston Rockets traded Courtney Lee to the Boston Celtics; the Boston Celtics traded JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams and a 2013 2nd round draft pick to the Houston Rockets; the Boston Celtics traded Sasha Pavlovic to the Portland Trail Blazers; and the Portland Trail Blazers traded Jon Diebler to the Houston Rockets.

July 24, 2012: Signed Omer Asik as a free agent.

August 20, 2012: Signed Carlos Delfino as a free agent.

September 18, 2012: Signed Scott Machado as a free agent.

October 27, 2012: Traded Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin, a future first-round draft pick, a future first-round draft pick and a future second-round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook, James Harden and Lazar Hayward.

January 2, 2013: Signed James Anderson as a free agent.

January 7, 2013: Signed Patrick Beverley as a free agent.

February 20, 2013: Traded Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas, Patrick Patterson and cash to the Sacramento Kings for Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt and Thomas Robinson.

February 21, 2013: Traded Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns for a 2013 second-round draft pick.

February 25, 2013: Signed Tim Ohlbrecht as a free agent.

March 5, 2013: Signed Aaron Brooks as a free agent.

If you're keeping score at home, 55 different players suited up for the Rockets in a regular season game from the time they were ousted from the 2009 playoffs to the playoff berth clinching game on Tuesday night.

FIFTY FIVE!

As Stifler would say, that's a lot of work!

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n0e11e37
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"And perhaps most important, they have an owner who will use every resource available and allow his people to use every resource available..."

i hope the rockets choke horribly, because i want les alexander to suffer.

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MoCity

Morey's like that guy in your fantasy football league who makes at least three transactions every week.

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