The Toronto Raptors, an NBA championship-winning team just two years ago and one of the league’s top teams the year before, now hold the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference and a 3-8 win-loss record.
It might not be looking good for John Collins and the Atlanta Hawks. A Collins trade has become much more likely in recent days.
James Harden recently logged in his first preseason game for the new-look Houston Rockets. He has stood firm in his desire to be traded, although I do believe that the Rockets front office will stand their ground as long as they can, and see if they can rack up the wins with their new-look squad.
As Mike D'Antoni makes himself a free agent in the coaching circle, it spells an end to an era of Houston Rockets basketball. It may be premature to assume that the team will try its hand on a possible rebuilding, especially with James Harden still in the peak of his elite abilities.
With head coach Mike D'Antoni officially announcing his departure from the team, how will the Houston Rockets retool their roster moving forward?
If the NBA season were to wrap up today, Giannis Antetokounmpo would be crowned MVP. I don’t think a single hoop head out there would deny that he most certainly deserves it.
Russell Westbrook and James Harden united at the Houston Rockets in an attempt to finally win an NBA title. They came close when they were on the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Golden State Warriors stood in Houston's way for the last few years.
Houston Rockets' new era ended in a home defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The first regular season game with James Harden and Russell Westbrook starting together (in a Rockets uniform, that is) saw a duel between the last three NBA MVPs, but it was the 2018/19 winner, Giannis Antetokounmpo who reigned supreme. Antetokounmpo finished with a triple-double.
James Harden unveiled his new one-footed, off-balance shot in preseason on Monday night.
James Harden celebrates his 30th birthday after missing out on a second consecutive MVP despite another incredible season of scoring.
The new NBA season is fast approaching people and we're going to take a look at four guys who could be the best player in the league.
No matter what the rank of these NBA tag-teams, we as basketball fanatics should be thrilled to finally see a competitive, wide open league. Whoever ends up as NBA Champions next year, one thing is for sure - sit back, relax and enjoy.
Harden's three-point shooting has improved every year, tenfold under D'Antoni, if Westbrook can meld his game with efficient shooting then we could see the perfect mixture between passion, intensity and heart and analytics, efficiency and 'money-ball'.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed a monster trade with the Houston Rockets that will see Russell Westbrook join Houston with Chris Paul going the other way, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.