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Joel Blank: Role players will be X-factor for Rockets in postseason

Watch for players like Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza, and Gerald Green to continue to make a big impact for Houston. Courtesy photo

The difference for the Rockets down the stretch will come from the depth of their roster. The Warriors may have an All-Star starting lineup, but that came at the expense of their bench. Expect to see more big contributions from players not named James Harden and Chris Paul as the playoffs approach.

If you want an in-depth look on the Rockets' roster depth, check out Joel Blank's article on SportsMap.

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DeMeco Ryans looks like the Texans' choice as the next head coach. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

The Houston Texans have been busy interviewing coaches over the last few weeks, and just this week, the team held second interviews with Giants OC Mike Kafka and Broncos DC Ejiro Evero. The Texans have also interviewed Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach and assistant head coach Thomas Brown, Sean Payton, Lions OC Ben Johnson, Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon, and Eagles OC Shane Steichen. Johnson has taken himself out of the mix and is returning to Detroit.

But according to a new report from Ian Rapoport, the Texans may already have their minds made up about their next head coach.

Former Texans linebacker and current 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans appears to be the top candidate for the Texans, and he is reportedly interested in the position, with a second interview likely to take place next week.

Ryans has been the defensive coordinator for the 49ers over the last two seasons. San Francisco was the best defense in the league in 2022.

Ryans is a popular pick for the position in Houston, and fans will be super excited if he eventually gets the job. Let's hope Rapoport's sources are correct, and the Texans have their new head coach lined up.

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