Houston Rockets: Hakeem Olajuwon (BEST)
While Hakeem Olajuwon cemented his status as one of the greatest centers, if not greatest basketball players of all time after winning back-to-back NBA Championships in the mid-1990’s with the Houston Rockets, the truth was that he was already that dominant a player for a long time prior.
Along with his two NBA Finals MVP’s and 12 All-Star game selections, Olajuwon was named to the All-NBA team 10 times, and the All-NBA Defensive team nine times. Unsurprisingly, Olajuwon leads the Rockets all time in blocks and steals, along with points and rebounds of course, and he was a true ambassador for the game.
Houston Rockets: Bostjan Nachbar (WORST)
14 picks after taking Yao Ming at the top of the 2002 NBA Draft, the Houston Rockets went back to the international talent pool by drafting forward Boštjan Nachbar with the 15th overall pick. Needless to say, the two players would have very different career trajectories.
Nachbar played for the Rockets for three seasons, but only averaged less than 15 minutes per game, leading to the Rockets trading him away for an uninspiring return of Marc Jackson, Linton Johnson, and cash considerations.