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How Kyrie Irving's meltdown impacts James Harden trade debate for Houston

It looks like the Rockets won the trade. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

With reports this week about Kyrie Irving and the Nets reaching an impasse as it pertains to his contract, we discuss if the Rockets won the James Harden trade, considering he doesn't even play for the Nets anymore and Ben Simmons is a huge wild card.


Plus, we discuss some comparisons between the Deshaun Watson and James Harden trades, and wonder if Houston fans are sensing some karmic justice.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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