James Harden trade makes sense for both Thunder and Rockets

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I’m at a Halloween party Saturday night; Lucky Strike cigarette hanging out on my mouth, glass of a scotch in my hand (I went as Don Draper from Mad Men) when I get a text that the Oklahoma City Thunder traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets.  I had the same look on my face that Don did when his wife Megan sang “Zou Bisou Bisou” in front of their friends at his 40th birthday party; one of shock and pure amazement.

The deal seemed to come from nowhere as I had seen no rumor tweeted or written anywhere leading up to the deal.  Here is my breakdown of the trade.

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Houston Rockets stockpiling draft picks in hope of landing Dwight Howard

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has a reputation for acquiring assets.  That is apparently what he is planning on doing in the days leading up to the 2012 NBA Draft in hopes of landing Dwight Howard via trade from the Orlando Magic.  The Rockets have added a third first round draft pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves, sending swingman Chase Budinger north.

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Active NBA Trade Deadline Comes to an End

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An insanely active NBA trade deadline has come to an end with a flurry of deals being made in the final minutes.  Players on the move include Kendrick Perkins, Jeff Green, Gerald Wallace, Aaron Brooks, Shane Battier, and Hasheem Thabeet.  One player who was almost traded but the deal was not turned into the league office on time; O.J. Mayo who would have been sent to the Indiana Pacers.  Here’s my breakdown of all the happenings.

By: David Kay
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An Actual Four Team NBA Trade

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Creating four team deals on ESPN’s trade machine is one of my favorite wasting time hobbies, but rarely do they actually occur in the NBA.  They are as common as characters smoking cigarettes on Mad Men. Okay, bad example.  However, the Hornets, Pacers, Nets, and Rockets have struck a four-team, five player deal that actually makes sense for each team.

By: David Kay
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