NBA trades: James Harden and Russell Westbrook could be moved.
Feb 29, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) and guard James Harden (13) during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets’ decision to go with a small-ball lineup following the trade of Clint Capela last month initially paid off.

That has not been the case in recent days. Houston lost to the lowly Charlotte Hornets by the score of 108-99 on Saturday. It then took on another losing squad in that of the Orlando Magic at home Sunday evening.

The results were downright horrendous with the Rockets falling by the score of 126-106. At one point in the game, Houston was down north of 30 points. It was a brutal performance from a team that’s not clicking on all cylinders with the regular season drawing to a close.

The NBA world reacted in kind.

Vincent Frank
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