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Stephen A. Smith: Rockets are the third best team in the West

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss where Houston ranks in the West, and weigh in on the team's ability to win a championship. Stephen A. is not convinced that the Rockets can win it all, but Max believes they have a shot with James Harden and the team's ability to knock down three-pointers.

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James Harden returned to Houston Monday night and lost to the Rockets in double overtime. After the game, Harden complimented the maturation of the Rockets young players, and had some nice things to say about Houston.

Harden has a player option and can opt out after the season, which has some Rockets fans wondering if he would consider returning to Houston and taking over as the team's primary ball handler.

Plus, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has said he wouldn't rule out Harden returning at some point.

Be sure to watch the video above as we break down all the angles involving a potential fit for James Harden with Houston's young core of players, and much more.

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