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Houston Rockets
(31-19, third in Midwest, 6 games back)
DRAFT PICKS: (#22, #44, #50)

1999   D R A F T   C H O I C E S
Round Pick Player Pos College
1 22 Kenny Thomas PF New Mexico
2 44 Tyrone Washington PF/C Mississippi St.
2 50 Venson Hamilton PF Nebraska

T E A M   S T R E N G T H S
  • Strong frontcourt
  • Youthful backcourt
  • 3-point shooting
  • W E A K N E S S E S
  • Old
  • Ego problems
  • Predictable offense
  • C H A N G E S
  • Charles Barkley a free agent
  • N E E D S
  • Young forward
  • N O T E S:
  • Were only 3-9 against the top four teams in the West (SA, Por, Uta & LAL)
  • Led the league in three-point FGs (336) ... were third in attempts (914)
  • Scottie Pippen averaged 14.5 ppg (the lowest since his second year in the league) and shot .432 (the lowest of his career)
  • Charles Barkley - 36 years old and apparantly has a "handshake" agreement for next season
  • Rookie Michael Dickerson - 6th in the league in three-point shooting (.433) ... Rookie Cuttino Mobley shot .340
  • Posted a 21-5 record against teams under .500
  • Forced the second-fewest turnovers in the league (653)...only Indiana was worse
  • Othella Harrington started 10 games averaged 13.7 ppg as starter
  • The fall of Matt Maloney ... 11.2 ppg in '96/'97 ... 6.6 ppg in '97/'98 and 1.4 ppg in '98/'99
  • Olajuwon, Pippen and Dickerson started all 50 games
  • F I R S T   R O U N D   P I C K S   I N   T H E   9 0 ' S
    1990 - Alec Kessler, F (12)
    1991 - John Turner, F (20)
    1992 - Robert Horry, F (11)
    1993 - Sam Cassell, G (24)
    1994 - None
    1995 - None
    1996 - None
    1997 - Rodrick Rhodes, F (24)
    1998 - Michael Dickerson, G (14), Bryce Drew, G (16), Mirsad Turckan, C (18)
    P L A Y E R S   B Y   P O S I T I O N
    Small Forwards
    Scottie Pippen
    Matt Bullard
    Eddie Johnson
    Power Forwards
    Charles Barkley
    Antoine Carr
    Pig Miller
    Hakeem Olajuwon
    Othella Harrington
    Stanley Roberts
    Point Guards
    Cuttino Mobley
    Brent Price
    Matt Maloney
    Shooting Guards
    Michael Dickerson
    Sam Mack
    Bryce Drew
    F R E E   A G E N T S
    B.Price (ETO)
    E. Johnson (PO)
    Information courtesy of Turner Sports

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