6. Houston Rockets
The Rockets are ripping up the rules this season but only time will tell if it pays off. They’re plus-9.1 points per 100 possessions when James Harden and Russell Westbrook are on the floor without a traditional center. That’s an outrageous number, but is it sustainable?
If it is, then this team will go down in history as revolutionary. A Houston title will have repercussions for the game of basketball as we traditionally know it. James Harden will be desperate to prove that his polarizing style of play can win playoff games and championships rather than just big stats.