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Report: The Houston Rockets could be set for near complete overhaul in the summer

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It hasn't been a pretty season in Houston, to say the least.

After firing Kevin McHale just 11 games into the regular season, the Rockets have gone on to post a record of 38-41, and with two games remaining, they find themselves in very real danger of missing the playoffs.

With the talent that litters their roster, that's quite inexcusable. Especially considering they won 56 games last season en route to the Western Conference Finals last term.

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ESPN have reported that sources claim the offseason might be a very busy one in Texas. General manager Daryl Morey and interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff are said to be reviewed at the end of the current campaign.

Owner Leslie Alexander has already publicly acknowledged that Bickerstaff would be re-evaluated at the climax of the 2015-16 season, but now it appears no one is safe.

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Sources told ESPN that the Rockets believe every aspect of the organization - coaching staff, front office and, of course, their roster - must be subject to a thorough review in the wake of Houston's slide to a 38-41 outfit that's at serious risk to miss the playoffs after damaging losses this week to Dallas and Phoenix.

Speculation persists that the Rockets are nursing a splintered roster and as general manager, Morey could be held accountable for that.

Sources say Morey, whose contract runs through the 2017-18 season, ‎also faces some uncertainty in the wake of the Rockets' struggles. Morey's ever-bold approach to roster assembly won deserved kudos for bringing Harden (October 2012) and Howard (July 2013) to Houston in quick succession, but team chemistry has been a rising concern this season given the well-chronicled deterioration of the Harden-Howard relationship and the failed offseason gamble on guard Ty Lawson.

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Lawson had his contract bought out before moving east to the Indiana Pacers and, of course, Howard has the option to leave this summer in free agency, which just about everybody expects him to do.

One would assume that All-Star guard James Harden would be the one man safe at the Toyota Center, but nothing will be for sure if they fail to make the playoffs.

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