Unpredictable. All anyone is saying about this absolutely insane trade the Rockets and the Thunder have made. With so much speculation about Westbrook taking his talents to South Beach, it happened otherwise as the start point guard will team up with previous teammate James Harden down in Houston.
This means so much for the Rockets and the Houston area as a whole. James Harden and CP3 was something to watch, but their attitudes and thoughts about one another on and off the court was ultimately the fall out between the two.
It has been reported multiple times the Harden and Paul did not like one another and there have been many speculations about Paul wanting out of Houston. The two did not click as Harden wanted to shine under the light and put up numbers as Chris Paul wanted more of a say in a team that he thought should be his.
Now, it is all over as the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a trade involving Russell Westbrook to the Rockets in return for Chris Paul, first – round picks in 2024 and 2026 and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025. No one saw this coming, instead of reuniting Westbrook and Harden, more people that Jimmy Butler and Russell would have their shot at winning the East.
The 6x All – NBA selection and 7x NBA All – star James Harden teaming up with the 2017 MVP, 8x All – NBA selection and 8x All – Star Russell Westbrook will be scary out of the Western Conference. A conference recently dominated by the Golden State Warriors, this conference looks like it is up for grabs.
With both he LA teams completely getting rearranged with star power, the Warriors losing KD and getting DLo, it looks like it will be the most competitive league that the NBA has ever seen. Not many people are talking about Houston though.
With the star power behind Harden, who averaged 36 points, 6.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists last season, he almost does not even need another star. These are absolutely absurd numbers and this man looks like he has no slow down coming any time soon with him.
But, to add the triple double king in Westbrook who averaged 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 10.7 assists last season is almost scary. The two playing together are possible the best back court in the NBA today and with all the skill these two have and the leadership they bring to the floor every night, these two will be fun to watch every night they step on the court.
Personally, I would not be surprised to see the Houston Rockets come out and show the NBA the deadly duo of a back court they got and lead the Western Conference into the finals and quite possibly even take home a NBA Title.