The past couple of months have been particularly gut-wrenching for Houston sports fans, as a generational icon from each of the city’s three professional franchises has departed.

Facing a disgruntled James Harden, the Rockets set themselves up for a needed rebuild by dealing him to the Brooklyn Nets for a slew of draft picks.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, james.lacombe@galvnews.com or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews.

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