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On the list of free agents available last summer, Marco Belinelli's name certainly didn't stand out.


With Dwight Howard sidelined and their defense continuing to struggle, the Houston Rockets missed an opportunity to move closer to clinching the fourth seed in the Western Conference.


The Rockets had their 2013 playoffs end at the hands of Oklahoma City at Toyota Center with a game six loss in the opening round.


The Rockets play their fourth straight game against a division foe when they play at the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.


Dwight Howard trails only Kevin Durant in frontcourt voting for the 2014 NBA All Star game, in the voting results released by the NBA on Thursday.