Rockets agree to trade Covington to Blazers for Ariza & 2 first round draft picks; Harden to Brooklyn looking more likely

While the additon of Robert Covington should be a big boost to the Blazers all eyes are on Houston where they countinue to remake their team from top to bottom. New coach. New GM. New supporting players. And likley soon to be new face of the franchise. James Harden has reportedly turned down what would have been a NBA record two year extension north of $100 million on top of the huge contract he is already on. The Beard's eyes seem set on a reunion with former teammate Kevin Durant in Brooklyn.