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A closer look at Thomas Robinson and a look ahead

I, like you, have not seen much of Mr. Robinson and thus, I’ve gone scouring the internet for highlight clips to get a closer look.

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Huq’s Pen: The Deadline strikes in two hours

I’m worried to even type anything in fear that one Woj tweet will render everything scribed completely obsolete. To those who have asked, both Josh Smith and Dwight Howard cannot be acquired unless one is acquired via a sign&trade.  You cannot trade for Smith, waive him, sign Howard, and then re-sign Smith with bird rights. [...]

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What a game, what a night in Houston

As James Harden stepped to the line at Toyota Center late last night in the 4th, the first MVP chants in eight years from the home crowd poured down upon him.  He calmly sank points 45 and 46, sealing the victory for the Rockets.  Afterward, head coach Kevin McHale described Harden as flawless offensively and [...]

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The Red94 Podcast – Trade Deadline Edition

In today’s episode, I break down some of the possibilities for the Rockets at the trade deadline and the expected rationale behind those moves.   Click to download. Podcast Powered By Podbean

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For Rockets, trading for Hawks’ Smith might now make sense

Since the season’s start, I’ve maintained that at the trade deadline, the Rockets should stay away from Hawks forward Josh Smith.  I never thought he was worth the money he wanted long-term nor worth the cost of saving money for better opportunities.  I thought though that even if they did want him, they’d be wise [...]

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