Rockets are the new face of NBA disfunction

Move over Los Angeles Lakers, there is a new sheriff of disfunctionality in town. I submit to you the present-day Houston Rockets. After a successful 2017-18 that saw them come within one game of a trip to the NBA Finals, expectations were so high heading into this season, as the thought around the team was that they could be the team to dethrone the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.  It was thought their defense would take a step back, namely because of the loss of wings Trevor Ariza and…

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Chris Paul and James Harden relationship termed “unsalvageable”

The Houston Rockets may have come to the end of the road with the Chris Paul/James Harden pairing. According to a resort by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, the rapport between the two has degraded to the point of being “unsalvageable”, as told by league sources. Apparently both players have expressed to management their displeasure with the current situation, with Paul demanding a trade while Harden gave the club a “him or me” ultimatum following their six game ouster from this year’s playoffs , once again, at the hands of…

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Trouble in Space City, Paul and Harden not on same page

As cliche as the phrase “Houston, we have a problem is”, is it actually quite apropos in this instance. It seems there is a developing schism between two of the Houston Rockets’ most notable players- James Harden and Chris Paul. Sources told Tim MacMahon of ESPN that the issues stem from “differences in preferred playing styles and personality”, which comes as little surprise to me. Chris Paul wants to play more system oriented basketball, which is the complete antithesis of the way James Harden plays basketball. Harden’s playing style is…

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Rockets putting out feelers on Capela and others trade market

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey is “showing an aggressive desire to improve roster” and that “all players and picks available.” While James Harden is likely all but untouchable, but the same may not hold true for Chris Paul as “even Chris Paul could be moved in the right deal.” Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that center Clint Capela “is among the players Houston has gauged the market for in recent days.” As Houston lacks cap flexibility, moving some of their more prominent…

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New leaked images of the adidas Harden Vol. 4

It appears that we may have more images of James Harden’s next signature model.  Brought via @laecuphk and Weibo Xcin, the images depict a sneaker with an all-black upper composed of a multitude of materials with a Harden logo on the rear heel. The midsole (which according to laceuphk does not contain Boost but Lightstrike foam) and outsole, which are black and white with orange respectively, appears to have elements of Feet You Wear.  At this moment in time, there is no information on a release date but we will…

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May 9, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers James HardenHOU @ GSW 31 4 8 4 stl Klay ThompsonGSW vs. HOU 27 4 1 5-10 3-pt G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. BOS 20 8 8 2 stl, 2 blk Stephen CurryGSW vs. HOU 25 6 5 Nikola MiroticMIL vs. BOS 10 11 3 2 stl Khris MiddletonMIL vs. BOS 19 8 5 Marcus MorrisBOS @ MIL 14 11 3 George HillMIL vs. BOS 16 3 1 Eric BledsoeMIL vs. BOS 18 6 2 P.J. TuckerHOU @ GSW 1 Yesterday’s Scores Houston Rockets  99 Golden State Warriors  104 PTS J.Harden-HOU…

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NBA Recap: April 7, 2019

Top Performances G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. ATL 30 9 3 3 blk James HardenHOU vs. PHO 30 13 9 5-6 3-pt Clint CapelaHOU vs. PHO 22 13 4 De’Aaron FoxSAC vs. NOP 24 6 11 3 stl K. TownsMIN vs. OKC 35 7 2 13-14 ft Ian ClarkNOP @ SAC 31 4 3 2 stl, 2 blk Jahlil OkaforNOP @ SAC 23 14 3 2 blk K. Caldwell-PopeLAL vs. UTA 32 6 6 Elfrid PaytonNOP @ SAC 26 6 14 3 blk Damian LillardPOR vs. DEN 30 6 5 Yesterday’s Scores…

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NBA Recap: April 2, 2019

Top Performers James HardenHOU @ SAC 36 3 10 7-12 3-pt R. WestbrookOKC vs. LAL 20 20 21 Triple-double D. CousinsGSW vs. DEN 28 13 5 2 stl, 2 blk DeMar DeRozanSAS vs. ATL 29 7 7 15-16 ft Kent BazemoreATL @ SAS 26 4 2 5-7 3-pt Kevin DurantGSW vs. DEN 21 3 6 2 blk Alex LenATL @ SAS 21 5 3 Paul GeorgeOKC vs. LAL 19 6 5 5 stl Derrick WhiteSAS vs. ATL 23 4 3 10-12 fg Buddy HieldSAC vs. HOU 20 7 5 Yesterday’s…

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March 22, 2019 NBA Recap

Top 5 Performers: James HardenHOU vs. SAS 61 7 1 9-13 3-pt JaVale McGeeLAL vs. BRK 33 20 0 15-20 fg Paul GeorgeOKC @ TOR 28 6 5 5-10 3-pt Terrence RossORL vs. MEM 31 7 0 8-12 3-pt G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. MIA 27 8 7 2 blks Yesterday’s Scores Los Angeles Clippers     110 Cleveland Cavaliers     108 PTS D.Gallinari-LAC – 27 TRB 2 tied – 9 San Antonio Spurs     105 Houston Rockets     111 PTS J.Harden-HOU – 61 TRB C.Capela-HOU – 16 Brooklyn Nets     111 Los Angeles Lakers     106 PTS J.McGee-LAL – 33 TRB J.McGee-LAL – 20…

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March 20, 2019 NBA Recap

Top 5 Performers James HardenHOU @ MEM 57 7 8 9-17 3-pt Joel EmbiidPHI vs. BOS 37 22 4 20-21 ft Damian LillardPOR vs. DAL 33 5 12 6-12 3-pt Lauri MarkkanenCHI vs. WAS 32 13 5 5-8 3-pt Mike ConleyMEM vs. HOU 35 5 8 Yesterday’s Games Washington Wizards     120 OT Chicago Bulls     126 PTS L.Markkanen-CHI – 32 TRB L.Markkanen-CHI – 13 Milwaukee Bucks     102 Cleveland Cavaliers     107 PTS K.Middleton-MIL – 26 TRB K.Middleton-MIL – 12 Houston Rockets     125 OT Memphis Grizzlies     126 PTS J.Harden-HOU – 57 TRB J.Valanciunas-MEM – 15 Utah Jazz     137 New…

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