James Harden is tired of being the butt of your defensive jokes. He decided it’s someone else’s turn.
Just like you can count on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival being exceptional, you can be assured of one thing every summer in the NBA: Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey is going big game hunting. The Dwight Howard experiment didn’t exactly work out (to put it kindly), but that is not stopping Morey’s quest to find the right star to go next to James Harden, reports Calvin Watkins of ESPN. The Rockets can’t even get a seat at the table with Durant, so that’s out. Whiteside would be a good fit — particularly with Mike D’Antoni running the show — but he also is in serious demand, and the expectation is the Heat will keep him by maxing him out. Pat Riley can’t afford to lose him. Ryan Anderson would