Houston Rockets: James Harden Keeps Thriving Without his Co-Star
The Houston Rockets are still playing without Dwight Howard and his banged up knee, but that isn’t stopping them or from James Harden from doing very well, carrying on with their successful ways in a 105-96 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Houston Rockets – Trevor Ariza Allows James Harden to be Himself
Despite not having Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones in the lineup yet again, the Houston Rockets keep on with their winning ways, led by a fantastic James Harden in a 91-86 win over the New York Knicks, having to play without Carmelo Anthony in the second half after he exited with an aching back.
Houston Rockets – James Harden Can do it On His Own
Obviously missing Dwight Howard is a blow to the Houston Rockets, but they still have James Harden, who with all his flaws is one of those players who can win games almost single-handedly , leading his team to a 95-92 victory over the Dallas Mavericks with an impressive one man show in the closing minutes.
Houston Rockets – Andrew Wiggins Dominating James Harden Isn’t Enough
You don’t have to be an elite defender to make James Harden shoot poorly from the field. Andrew Wiggins certainly made it difficult for the (probably) best shooting guard in the NBA, but it wasn’t enough for the Minnesota Timberwolves against the red hot Houston Rockets, carrying on with their winning ways, this time 113-101 on the road.
Houston Rockets – James Harden Won’t Have Many Easy Games Like This One
Going up against the Philadelphia 76ers is an excellent way to pick up an easy win these day, not to mention pad up your own stats. The Houston Rockets came away with a 104-93 win, led by James Harden and a bit of Trevor Ariza, while Dwight Howard didn’t really need to do anything special on offense.
Houston Rockets – James Harden & Dwight Howard With a Dream Start to the Season
Last season the Houston Rockets felt like a great team in the making before failing to do well in the playoffs. This season it’s clear – it’s all about James Harden and Dwight Howard, who are off to an excellent start after the first couple of games.
Houston Rockets – Trevor Ariza Returns, Jeremy Lin Gone For Good
This offseason isn’t working out as planned for the Houston Rockets, who did trade Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers like they wanted to, but couldn’t land the big free agent they were hoping for, instead settling, maybe out of a little panic, for Trevor Ariza who left the team a few years ago for the Washington Wizards, coming back older yet more expensive.
Washington Wizards – Paul Pierce Isn’t an Improvement
It’s hard to say at this moment how much the Washington Wizards got stronger or weaker for signing Paul Pierce while losing Trevor Ariza, but it’s quite clear that the Brooklyn Nets are turning out to be the biggest losers of this free agency period.
NBA Rumors – Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons & Los Angeles Clippers Will Try to Sign Trevor Ariza
Despite a very good season with the Washington Wizards, typical of a contract-year player, there’s a good chance Trevor Ariza will be going somewhere else in this free agency period, with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers first in line to sign the small forward.
NBA Rumors – Dallas Mavericks Will Try to Sign Marcin Gortat & Trevor Ariza
Building an NBA team through free agency isn’t only about landing the biggest names and stars, and with that in mind the Dallas Mavericks are going to try and sign Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat of the Washington Wizards instead of just waiting around for bigger names to make up their minds.