With James Harden, and now Russell Westbrook, the Houston Rockets are primed for a serious postseason run this upcoming season. Just months after giving up on the infamously disastrous Harden/Paul combo.
Despite being one of the Western Conference frontrunners in years past, the Rockets will have to deal with heightened expectations in light of their recent changes.
And, according, to team owner Tilman Fertitta, their window of opportunity is closing fast.
"I think we put ourselves in the position that if we don't win it in the next three or four years, we probably aren't going to win one in the next 10 years," Fertitta told Yahoo Sports in an interview to promote his debut book titled 'Shut Up And Listen.' "This is our window, and we need to seize the opportunity."
The NBA is experiencing a level of parity it has not seen in years. With the Warriors weakened, LeBron James aging, and superteams dead, the league has an unprecedented of teams with a legitimate shot at a Championship.
The Rockets are among those teams and are hoping to capitalize on their chances this season behind the leadership of Russ and James Harden. Only time will tell if they can live up to expectations.