I remember a time when Houston had a mediocre 17-17 Win-Loss Ratio during the 04-05 season. After that, our team developed good chemistry and we won 34 and lost just 14 games. We won 71% of our games. Last season we split with San Antonio, Dallas, and Phoenix (all of the teams ahead of us) 2-2. We also beat Seattle 3-1. We added Derek Anderson and Stromile swift. Yao worked on his foot work this summer and overall game. How come you guys still think we are not capable of being 1st seed, and become this years western conference champs? I mean Phoenix lost JJ, Dallas lost Michael Finley, and SA is still the same I guess. The Rockets have imroved so much. What do you guys honestly think we still need to take the west this year? If all of our guys are healthy for the finals, then what more do we need? Another Small Forward? I am not going to talk about the East right now, because there line ups have changed to much.