Third-year forward Chandler Parsons, the longest-tenured Rockets player, has continued his role as team captain this season, though he said there is not much to it.

Though many teams designate multiple players, as the Rockets did to start last season when Patrick Patterson and Parsons shared the duties, Parsons is the only captain this season despite the star power of Dwight Howard and James Harden as well as veteran leader Francisco Garcia.

“I really only talk to the refs before the game and if there is ever an altercation, I can talk to the refs,” Parsons said. “That’s about it.”