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James Harden Has Requested a Trade Out of Houston: A Deeper Dive Into Why He Should Think Twice

Reading Time: < 1 minute James Harden just requested a trade and would like to go to the Brooklyn Nets — according to the Houston Chronicle. Now, this is absolutely wild news and nobody could have predicted this a few months ago. But, here we are, things change fast, that’s how the NBA works. After his All-Star teammate Russell Westbrook requested out, Harden followed suit. Makes sense. But, his preferred destination is a bit of a head-scratcher for me.If you look at it, a trade to the Nets would likely consist of Harden for Levert, Dinwiddie and picks. Now,...

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The Problem With Russell Westbrook

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Rockets have made the playoffs eight straight years now, with only two Conference Finals appearances to show for it. There’s been so many questions recently about what the Rockets should do next, but what needs to be talked about are the individual players on that team. More specifically, Russell Westbrook He hasn’t reached the conference finals for four straight years now, and being 31 years old, the countdown on his stardom is closer to running out than we think. Coming off his first season with Houston, averaging 27-8-7, Westbrook earned himself an All-NBA third team selection....

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What A Hypothetical Rockets vs. Nuggets Matchup Would Look Like

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets currently hold the 6th and 3rd seed in the Western Conference, (respectively) and a best-of-7 matchup between these two teams would be very interesting. This is primarily because of one reason. Height. The Houston Rockets would likely play their normal starting lineup of Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Eric Gordon, Robert Covington, and PJ Tucker. The tallest player in this starting lineup is Robert Covington at 6’7″, and their “center” PJ Tucker is 245 pounds, but only 6’5″. The Denver Nuggets, on the other hand, could theoretically run a lineup of...

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Why James Harden is Extremely Overrated

Reading Time: 2 minutesA perennial MVP candidate, Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden’s value and overall performance is not as impressive as you’d believe. James Harden is known for one thing, scoring. And by just watching him play, it seems like James Harden is one of the best scorers in the league today, possibly one of the best ever. But basketball is much deeper than that, and looking at stats paints a much different picture. While yes, James Harden is averaging 34.4 PPG this season, which is mostly due to his ball hogging (which is partly a result of...

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Meet the Most Underrated NBA Player Ever

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen debating some of the league’s best big men, household names such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, Bill Russell, and Wilt Chamberlain most commonly dominate the conversation. But what if I told you there was a forgotten center, that may be more skilled, and a greater player than them all? Ladies and gentlemen, meet Hakeem Olajuwon. Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon is the most underappreciated basketball legend of all-time. For starters, Hakeem was drafted in 1984, just two selections before Michael Jordan, one of the best collegiate players ever. Even the Bulls GM at the time, Rod...

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