Ric Bucher Discusses the NBA with Jeff Thurn on Overtime
Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher joined Jeff Thurn on Friday’s edition of Overtime on ESPN 99.1.
What's an NBA team that needs to make a move as a the trade deadline nears?
"Boy it's a great question. There's a number of teams that I believe, a number of teams that are in that category. That are doing well. The Houston Rockets have added a couple of pieces. Are they quite there? I'd say the Los Angeles Clippers are a team we all expected it, but the general opinion there is the wing play is not quite there for them to contend especially when you look at some of the teams and the wing play they have in the Western Conference."
"The Rockets I hear are still looking for point guard help," continued Bucher. "Patrick Beverly is great. He'd be even greater as your third guard rather than your starting point...it's that. It's because of his size and you just lean to heavily on James Harden being both scorer and playmaker. If you can add another piece, than that to me gives them about everything they need to contend with everyone else in the Western Conference."
To hear Thurn's full conversation with Bucher, listen below:
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