Category Archives: Q&A

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 (and also, a sister affiliate at  Below is the transcript of our discussion about this trade. Huq: I’ve [...]

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Goran Dragic vs. Kyle Lowry: Surveying the field

Much was made late in the year of the Portland Trail Blazers’ alleged interest in Goran Dragic.  For more insight, I reached out to Ben Golliver, contributor to’s Eye on Basketball NBA Blog and author of Blazersedge. Huq: Can you confirm the rumblings that Portland will make Goran Dragic their top priority this summer? [...]

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Q&A with’s Zach Harper

Zach Harper is the host of’s Daily Dime Live and a contributor to numerous TrueHoop Network blogs.  He is also a Timberwolves fan. Rahat: To begin, was there any one thing, in your mind, that characterized Kevin McHale’s coaching stints with the Wolves? Zach: One thing that characterized McHale’s coaching stint with the Wolves is [...]

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Q&A on Goran Dragic and Aaron Brooks

To discuss Thursday’s trade between the Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets, I got together with Michael Schwartz, author of Valley of the Suns, ESPN TrueHoop’s Phoenix Suns affiliate.  What ensues is the transcript of our discussion:

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Lakers/Rockets preview with ESPNLosAngeles

I got together earlier today with Andy Kamenetzky of ESPNLosAngeles to discuss tonight’s matchup. As for Lowry, his 33.41 assist rate among point guards playing 25+ minutes sandwiches him between Chris Paul and John Wall, which is pretty good company. He’s a smart player. Not to mention tough and strong, a bulldog in the vein of Derek Fisher. Clearly, [...]

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