Cohen 8-Ball: The 2016 Elite?
Cohen’s Analysis: The James Harden trade from October has transfigured the Rockets and league as a whole. In an instant, Harden has evolved into one of the best players in the NBA and a worldwide sensation. Aside from the bearded man’s sudden rise, Houston will have cap space this summer to sign a max free agent. If Dwight Howard decides to bolt L.A., the Rockets may be the most likely team to snag him.