On the two-year anniversary of Houston’s James Harden trade agreement with Brooklyn, the hosts of The Lager Line podcast got together to grade that trade and other key transactions throughout the three-year history of Rockets general manager Rafael Stone.
What could the past tell us about the future? With the Feb. 9 trade deadline looming, hosts Ben DuBose and Paulo Alves explore the good and bad in management over the three seasons since Stone formally accepted the lead Rockets job back in October 2020.
The weeks and months ahead could prove to be a defining stretch for Stone’s tenure, as the rebuilding Rockets gear up for the 2023 trade deadline, NBA draft, free agency (with up to $60 million in salary cap room), and the potential of a head coaching search.
As always, Friday’s podcast is sponsored by Clutch City Lager of Karbach Brewing, and it can be listened to below. Each episode of the show is also available via flagship radio station SportsTalk 790, as well as to all major podcast distributors under “The Lager Line.”
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