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Houston Rockets Season Preview: Mike D’Antoni, Changing James Harden, Saving Daryl Morey

Posted on 16 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

Going through something of an overhaul this summer, the Houston Rockets have a new head coach in Mike D’Antoni, bringing in a very different basketball philosophy to what the team’s star, James Harden, has gotten used to. Daryl Morey, from his position, can’t afford another season like last year. At some point, his job will be on the line too. More

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Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kevin Durant or LeBron James: Who Will Win the MVP?

Posted on 11 Aug, 2016, by in Featured

The main candidates to win the MVP next season: Obviously Stephen Curry, with two in a row behind him. Kevin Durant, who’ll now be a teammate to Curry on the Golden State Warriors. Surely James Harden, who has a solo show going on with the Houston Rockets. And as usual LeBron James is also in the mix, but it’ll probably another season of him taking it a bit easy at time during the regular season. And of course, it’s impossible to forget about Russell Westbrook, without anyone “stealing” his spotlight and possessions, ready to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder on an angry F U tour, directed at a certain player and team. More

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Houston Rockets: The Battle Between James Harden & Mike D’Antoni Paradigms

Posted on 7 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

The biggest question heading into next season for the Houston Rockets: Whose team is it going to be? James Harden, or Mike D’Antoni? Different styles, and possibly very different outcomes. More

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What If: The Chris Paul Trade That Never Happened, The James Harden Trade That Did

Posted on 27 Jul, 2016, by in Featured

Two of the biggest What If in the 2010’s among NBA stories happen to be two trades: One that happened, as the Oklahoma City Thunder gave up James Harden to the Houston Rockets; and one that didn’t, when the league cancelled the trade sending Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Lakers. More

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James Harden Defense: Good or Bad? It’s Complicated

Posted on 22 Jul, 2016, by in NBA

One of the more popular memes in the NBA is making fun of James Harden and his defense, which often ruins possessions for the Houston Rockets, as his legs get glued to the floor, and he watches a ball handler blow by him for an easy two points. More

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Jeremy Lin, Mike D’Antoni, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Melo, Stoudemire, Harden & Linsanity Fallout

Posted on 14 Jul, 2016, by in NBA

There wasn’t much doubt about the way things ended for Jeremy Lin during his New York Knicks stint. Amare Stoudemire shed some light on it a few months ago. Mike D’Antoni, the coach of that 2012 team, is doing it now, with Lin making his return to the city via the Brooklyn Nets, while D’Antoni is going to coach the Houston Rockets. More

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NBA Rumors – Houston Rockets Believe in a Championship With James Harden

Posted on 10 Jul, 2016, by in NBA

The Houston Rockets did the smart financial move and extended the contract of James Harden now, instead of waiting for the salary cap to be a lot higher, showing trust in their superstar, and in his ability to be a cornerstone in a championship down the line. More

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Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Mike D’Antoni? It’s Not Going to Work

Posted on 31 May, 2016, by in NBA

If the only two choices Jeremy Lin has in the upcoming free agency involve the Houston Rockets and someone else, he needs to go as far from Houston as possible. The Mike D’Antoni hiring and factor isn’t enough. James Harden is still king of the ring there, and until Daryl Morey is fired, his influence might be diminished, but never gone. More

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Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets, James Harden & the Mike D’Antoni Factor

Posted on 23 May, 2016, by in NBA

While there’s an assumption that Jeremy Lin going wherever Mike D’Antonio goes will be great for his career, his former head coach taking the Houston Rockets job doesn’t mean he should follow him. Not while there’s James Harden on that team. More

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NBA Rumors – Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, James Harden Isolated, Dwight Howard Leaving

Posted on 28 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

The Golden State Warriors move on to the conference semifinals, not bothered for a moment by the Houston Rockets despite the facing elimination stuff. James Harden looked like he’s trying to do it on his own, Dwight Howard played his final game for the team, and a messy, ugly season ends for them without even putting up a fight. More