Whatever the Brooklyn Nets do with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the future does not look as bright in New York as it once did. This is great news for the Rockets.
Watching dysfunction is great fun when it isn't your team. It feels like the Rockets have paid their due in this regard, and it might be time for them to get their chance to watch other teams crash and burn due to moody superstars.
What the Nets thought they could do with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving is irrelevant now. Even if these two somehow stay on the roster for Brooklyn and play through the season (Kevin Durant is obviously not going to retire), the chemistry is clearly not in a place to keep the Nets at the top of the "most dangerous teams in the NBA."
As if they even earned that title in the first place.
The Nets weren't good when all of their superstars wanted to be there. How are they supposed to get better than a first-round exit when their two most-important players don't want to be there?
All of this is great news for the Rockets; the team that stands to gain the most from a Nets collapse due to the James Harden trade. That trade is starting to look like one of the best in NBA history with the benefit of hindsight.
Even if the Rockets are able to get some decent compensation for Durant, the idea that the team is going to do even better than before is silly. Quality draft compensation is coming Houston's way. The only thing that is up in the air is just how great it will be.
This writer's money is on that compensation being pretty decent due to the strange trade market surrounding Durant at the moment and Kyrie being Kyrie.
Bring those picks to Houston. The Rockets are building, and better draft capital is never going to hurt.
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