While oddsmakers struggle to figure out where to place the Houston Rockets in the NBA power rankings, fans are fortunate enough to sit back and watch the James Harden and Jeremy Lin show unfold before them. Early this week, they’ll try their luck against the reigning champion Miami Heat.
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After a preseason trade that saw Harden swap jerseys with Kevin Martin, the Oklahoma City Thunder may be starting to realize that they made a mistake. Through the first handful of 2012-13 games, Harden has looked every bit the franchise player there was no room for in OKC.
The real question that fans in Houston will have to ask themselves, however, is just how far the services of Harden, when paired with offseason acquisition Lin, can take them. They may make for one of the most intriguing backcourts in the league, but it doesn’t guarantee any boost to their NBA odds.
With Lin and Harden already focal points in the offense, complemented modestly by free agent signee Omer Asik, it will be hard to guess just where the club ends up in the long run.
For now though, fans that haven’t had much to get excited about over the course of the past few seasons will have one of the most exciting basketball bet options to weigh in on.
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