Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says the team will always be able to contend for a championship because they have the best player in the NBA in star guard James Harden.

Morey admits the Rockets need to “get the right mix of players around” Harden for the club to get over the hump and win a championship with The Beard.

For the second-straight postseason, James Harden and the Rockets were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors. Houston lost to Golden State in seven games in the 2018 Western Conference Finals and fell to the Dubs in the second round this season in six games.

Harden led the NBA in scoring again during the regular season. The reigning MVP averaged 36.1 points and scored at least 50 points nine times. The Rockets' core right now is Harden, Chris Paul, Clint Capela, P.J. Tucker and Eric Gordon. Paul is 34 and on the tail end of his career. He's still a really good player, but the Rockets need to think about adding an explosive scorer in the backcourt to take some pressure off of Harden, especially come playoff time when the game slows down and half-court execution is vital.

Daryl Morey is never afraid to spend money to improve the Rockets. There are a lot of impact players entering free agency this summer. Let's see if Houston can sign one of them.