by Marcel Mutoni

This is not the way it was supposed to go down. Not with all of that talent. Not with arguably the best two-punch combo in the League. Not with a coach who was brought in to kick a stagnant offense into overdrive.

The Houston Rockets are, inexplicably, a .500 team, and team owner Leslie Alexander is slowly coming to grips with the reality of his squad’s place in the Association.

“Reality is, right now we’re not an elite team. Our record indicates that. To get to be an elite team is very difficult when 30 (teams) are trying to do the same thing. That’s reality right now.”

I get the feeling those are not words Mr. Alexader thought he’d be uttering three months ago.