After a year playing with the Los Angeles Clippers, the only team that probably has nightmares of him because of Game 7 in the 2015 Western Conference Semifinals, Pablo Prigioni is back with the Houston Rockets, presumably taking Jason Terry's spot as the old, reserve point guard of the team.
In the most surprising (but not really) decision of the offseason, Dwight Howard chose to opt out of his player option with the Houston Rockets. This probably marks the end of the very short James Harden/Howard era, a poor man's attempt at replicating the Tracy McGrady/Yao Ming duo. Here's why this will prove to be beneficial for the Houston Rockets.
The 27-year-old could depart the Heat this summer via free agency, and is not short of suitors. The Western Conference semi-finalists have since been linked with a host of replacements, should Whiteside opt to leave.
Instead of capitalizing on Stephen Curry's absence, the Houston Rockets lost another game in the series, albeit by a much smaller difference. Still, there are many things that they need to improve on before they can think of winning a game against the Golden State Warriors.