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Houston Rockets fans have their say: Harden Trade Won’t Work

By Tamberlyn Richardson
April 16, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2, left), center Dwight Howard (12, center), and guard James Harden (13, right) look on during the fourth quarter in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Rockets 104-78. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
April 16, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2, left), center Dwight Howard (12, center), and guard James Harden (13, right) look on during the fourth quarter in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Rockets 104-78. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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In recent weeks the Houston Rockets fans have visited Space City Scoop to offer insight and share their passion. The Editor was so impressed by their opinions, it was decided those entries should be featured for the wider audience to hear.  Up next your thoughts on the possibility of trading James Harden.

In an effort to share those thoughts with the loyal Space City Scoop readers the best of your offerings have been compiled and will be featured for all to enjoy. And hey if any of you would like to bring your talents to the site on a regular basis, we’d love to add you to the team!

To that end, the next segment in this series looked at your thoughts regarding whether the Rockets should consider James Harden untouchable:

Why Rockets Shouldn’t trade James Harden

In response to Quoc Thai’s article Houston Rockets first move toward mediocrity would be to trade James Harden, two posts caught our attention:

Jim Morduck opines:

Harden is not to blame for anything said or done at any time, anywhere. He is just a perennial victim of horrible luck.

1. All the players that made it to the WCF last year suddenly all sucked, even in areas where their prior careers have shown them to be strong.2. The coach was suddenly sacked after leading the team to their first WCF in decades.3. The locker room suddenly became demoralized.4. Dwight Howard suddenly regressed far beyond what his deteriorating body could explain.5. The world outside of Houston all of a sudden didn’t like the way he plays the game, and became haters.6. His fans suddenly found themselves playing defense for their Star in internet forums everywhere.

And when he leaves Houston for a fresh start, his fans will either suddenly feel shocked at the suddenness of that eventuality or they will wage a never ending internet forum war against all the “haters” (aka other Rockets fans) who aren’t sufficiently Houston fans.

Fang offered:

I think any team that Harden plays in has to be ” his ” team and anyone that would be a scoring threat would butt heads with him and would end up being made out to be the the reason the team struggles and yes they would as Haren yes I didn’t put the D in his name as he cant or won’t play

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Though this is just a small sample it does speak to the fan base losing faith in Chef Harden, and once more points to the need to hire a head coach with a strong voice in the locker room.  Without a strong coaching voice or repercussions in place for not following the strategy on both ends of the court it’s hard to believe anything will change from the current ball dominate iso ball.

Make sure you check out the current Space City Scoop series including our year end player analysis, draft prospects worthy of Rockets picking or trading for and our end of season Rockets Round Table:

Next: Houston Rockets SCS Roundtable Part 1

Next: Houston Rockets SCS Roundtable Part 2

Next: Houston Rockets SCS Roundtable Part 3

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