The Rockets did it! No, not beating the Warriors. The team that once was fearlessly and openly obsessed with toppling the Golden State behemoth has ceded ground in that fight.
Houston’s big victory: Dropping below the luxury-tax line. The Rockets started shedding salary this offseason, and they continued with multiple trades this week.
The latest – dumping Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin – will get Houston out of the tax.