NBA Western Power Rankings Week 4: Warriors make history

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Nov 18, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts while playing against the Portland Trail Blazers in the second half at Toyota Center. The Rockets won in overtime 108-103. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

13th: Houston Rockets (11 points)

By Jeff Nisius

Record: 5-9

Record last week: 1-3

General Manager Daryl Morey made quite the shake up by firing Kevin McHale last week, but the results have not improved. Losses to the Grizzlies and the Knicks followed, despite James Harden admitting he needed to give more effort on both ends of the court.

Considering the team finished top 12 in both offensive and defensive efficiency last season, the free-fall back to mediocrity seems a bit odd. However, the acquisition of Ty Lawson has not gone well and a team that thrives on the long ball is dead last in three-point percentage, despite leading the league in attempts.

The shooting will likely improve, but if the Rockets continue to drop games how long with Morey wait before he begins adjusting his roster via trades?

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