Category Archives: musings

‘Musings’ are not quite ‘essays’ but rather shorter nuggets of analysis, queries, responses etc.

On Harden, Rivers, Green and House

Amidst the recent talk of James Harden not only being the league MVP, but maybe the most gifted offensive player in basketball history, I’ve been reminiscing a lot lately back to the days when the Rockets didn’t even have a single star, and the path to getting one almost felt hopeless. It just feels surreal at […]

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Despite Harden brilliance, Rockets’ recent success is on defense

The Rockets beat the reigning champion Golden State Warriors in a thrilling overtime game, 135-134, to continue their incredible hot streak. James Harden was typically excellent, putting up another 40-point triple-double to carry the team, hitting clutch 3s in regulation and overtime and providing the win. But last night’s game was a story of what […]

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The long-term need for evolution

Chris Paul is rolling right now, quieting early fears that Father Time had already struck. (The notion that Paul was washed up following a string of poor performances was an odd one – he hadn’t shown the sort of gradual indicators consistent with age.) But the 33-year-old will eventually regress as everyone does. It’s inevitable. […]

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