2018-19 is here: Houston Rockets

WHAT THEY TRIED IN 2017-18

To win a championship in the least-appealing manner possible, adding Chris Paul’s stinkface to James Harden’s memory-defying computer simulations. The Rockets were going to have active pores and real pimples and zero possessions gone to waste, a devastating collaboration that ran as generative as it did reductive — basic basketb…

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