The Rockets have the assets and the flexibility to add one more big-name player. Almost unanimously, Aldridge has been at the top of every diehard’s wish list for the next acquisition.  I asked LaMarcus how he felt about Harden and if he could see himself fitting in.

More thoughts coming soon….


Rockets vs. Trail Blazers Preview Podcast

Earlier today I recorded a podcast previewing tonight’s Rockets/Trail Blazers game with  fellow TrueHoop writer Sean Highkin of Portland Roundball Society. Click the link above to give it a listen. We discussed why the likes of Royce White, Donatas Motiejunas, and Terrence Jones aren’t playing; whether James Harden’s success is sustainable; all things Omer Asik; and much, much more.

Yesterday I wrote that there’s no better time to be a Rockets fan than right now, and if tonight’s game plays out exactly like I think it will (fast, exciting, millions of points scored by both teams), this one qualifies as a must watch.

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On Halloween, James Harden led the Rockets to a win and spoiled the Pistons’ home opener. Last night, James Harden led the Rockets to a win and spoiled the Hawks’ home opener. There is a pattern emerging in the NBA and the league has now officially put the Rockets on ‘spoiler alert’ status. Tonight at 7 pm Harden will finally take his talents to Houston and be in front of his new home crowd as the Rockets will host the Portland Trailblazers in their own home opener.

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In a way, this is a game we should have lost.

The Houston Rockets are a young team.  Young teams commit mistakes.  Teams that suffer a high roster turnover, that need to adjust to the habits of idiosyncrasies of one another, commit mistakes.  And in basketball, a sport where maybe 5 possessions out of 100 can swing the outcome of a game, teams cannot afford to make lots of mistakes.

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