Houston Rockets cleared for takeoff?

5-on-5 roundtable: What's next for the Rockets now that Yao Ming has retired?

Originally Published: August 5, 2011
ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network

Rick Adelman has been replaced as Houston's head coach by Kevin McHale. Injuries forced Yao Ming to hang up his sneakers. The Rockets have missed the playoffs for two straight seasons. What does this mean for the future of the Rockets?

Our five-man team has the answers in the fifth and final stop in the Southwest Division:

1. Fact or Fiction: The Rockets will make the playoffs in 2011-12.

Rahat Huq, Red94: Fact. After a 22-27 start, the Rockets closed the ...

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