In a column by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Yahoo! sports scribe writes that the Rockets are already James Harden's team. How Harden reacts to being a leader could dictate where the franchise goes from here, according to Wojnarowski. Here are a few more odds and ends from around the league:
- Celtics guard Avery Bradley is on schedule to return to the team in six weeks after undergoing surgery on both shoulders in the offseason, writes the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett.
- On SheridanHoops.com, Jan Hubbard writes that the Suns have a questionable future with no superstar on their roster.
- South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman reports that Heat second round pick Jarvis Varnado is in the D-League, and the team has lost his rights.
- Hoopsworld.com looks at some underrated offseason acquisitions.
- The Washington Post's Michael Lee gives a closer look at the importance of 2014, and what it means for the NBA.