The Houston Rockets are hoping to bounce back after a disappointing 2018-19 NBA season. Adding Russell Westbrook in lieu of Chris Paul could boost their chances and team owner Tilman Fertitta hopes to see results in the next three to four years. If they fail to snag an NBA title, they may not be able to do so in the next 10 years.

Speaking to Yahoo recently when he launched his book titled "Shut Up And Listen," Fertitta is putting things in perspective. The Rockets do have the tools to make a serious run at the NBA title and he hopes to do so in the next three to four years. This is the window of opportunity he sees moving forward. If nothing materializes, changes could be forthcoming yet again.

On paper, the Rockets do have a formidable cast. They reunited the former Oklahoma City Thunder pair of James Harden and Russell Westbrook and do have an ample supporting cast. This includes Eric Gordon, Clint Capela and P.J. Tucker, players who have undoubtedly proven their worth.

It all depends on how coach Mike D'Antoni is able to get everyone on the same page. Chemistry is a big issue, especially known that Harden and Westbrook have been known to want to have the ball in their hands most of the time.

"It's so important to have the right chemistry," Fertitta said. "These are two guys that grew up in L.A. together and have known each other most of their lives. And they can talk to each other. You can say things to each other and the other would not get offended because you're lifelong buddies. And so I think the chemistry's going to be great this year.

The Rockets will face stiff competition in the Western Conference. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers are all souped up and there are unpredictable teams such as the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs and the Denver Nuggets.

As mentioned in a previous post, The Golden State Warriors remain a threat even with the departure of Kevin Durant. The point here is that the Rockets will need to push themselves this coming season and show just how badly they want that Larry O'Brien trophy.

James Harden Houston Rockets James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts after scoring against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on Jan. 24, 2018 in Dallas. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images