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Why the Rockets should trade James Harden

Reading Time: < 1 minuteOver the past few years, James Harden has been one of the most electrifying players in the NBA. However, Harden’s long tenure in Houston may be coming to an end, and for the better. First off, James Harden is 31 years old, and should be on the decline in the near future. A team like the Rockets are not really contenders, especially considering that they have serious injury and depth concerns. If the Rockets want to capitalize now on Harden worth -which will start to decline in the next few years- this is a perfect...

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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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