Yes, the Houston Rockets traded superstar James Harden and in return didn’t receive a package up to par with the usual acquisitions when trading someone of that caliber. Some may deem this trade as a “botch”, but in order to see how it plays out, the Houston Rockets need to see what the draft picks turn out to be.
The Houston Rockets need to start relying on the draft, being that they finally got draft capital in their possession. In order to do that, Tilman Fertitta and Rafael Stone need to go into a full rebuild.
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After trading former All-Star Victor Oladipo during Thursday’s trade deadline, the overall Harden trade doesn’t look so well for the Rockets. Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk are good players in their own right but they certainly don’t fit the Rockets’ direction.
Hence, why it’s believed that both players will either be bought out or leave in free agency. Since Olynyk has one year left on his deal and Bradley has a team-option, which most likely will be declined, it basically sums up the Harden package as extra cap space and draft picks.
Although this isn’t the ideal return for a superstar, it’s time for Rockets fans to just move on and look towards the future, for several reasons.
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