In anticipation of tonight’s preseason opener with the New Orleans Pelicans, I got together with Jason Calmes of Bourbon Street Shots, the TrueHoop Network’s official Pelicans blog. Rahat: I’ve been telling anyone within earshot that the Pelicans are my “it” team for 2014 – I can’t think of a more intriguing roster outside of the [...]
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During the Morey era, the Rockets have had a higher rate of roster turnover than any other franchise in the league, practically fielding a completely new team every season. The end–establishing a high growth foundation–justified the means, but in the process, some old friends were lost. I thought I’d take a moment to check in [...]
I took some questions from ESPNLosAngeles.com in anticipation of tonight’s matchup. The Lakers are now 8-9 and staring down nine December road games. The first comes against the Houston Rockets, a similarly rebuilt team tasked with coming together on the fly. After a slow start, they’re seemingly in better sync these days, having won four [...]
Breaking down the beard: A discussion about the Houston Rockets’ trade to acquire Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden
Late Saturday night, when news broke of the Houston Rockets’ stunning acquisition of James Harden, there was only one person whose coverage I followed for reaction from the Thunder side – Royce Young of DailyThunder.com (and also CBSsports.com), a sister affiliate at ESPN.com. Below is the transcript of our discussion about this trade. Huq: I’ve [...]
The following is the second part of an e-mail conversation between Red94 founder Rahat Huq, and myself, Red94 writer Michael Pina. We talked about hypothetical trade situations, the possible optimism this offseason brings, and a little bit about the draft.