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Oh my! Houston Rockets trade smoke building around league’s most polarizing figure

According to online sportsbook SportsBetting.ag, the Houston Rockets have the second-best odds to land Kyrie Irving at +300. Should the Rockets have in interest in trading for this controversial player?

Plus, there's a lot of smoke around Christian Wood, with teams reportedly showing interest in acquiring him from Houston. Should the Rockets trade him, or look to sign him long-term?

So much to discuss. Check out the video above to learn more!

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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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