After the Westbrook and Paul trade, now what?

The NBA is still reeling from the blockbuster trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. As a reminder, here is who and what were involved in the trade The Thunder received: Chris Paul 2024 first round draft pick 2026 first round draft pick pick swap rights in 2021 and 2025 The Rockets received: Russell Westbrook Last evening Shams Charania broke down the protections surrounded the traded picks. For both these teams, the trade has lead to even more uncertainties. It’s clear that Sam Presti and the OKC…

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Rockets are the new face of NBA disfunction

Move over Los Angeles Lakers, there is a new sheriff of disfunctionality in town. I submit to you the present-day Houston Rockets. After a successful 2017-18 that saw them come within one game of a trip to the NBA Finals, expectations were so high heading into this season, as the thought around the team was that they could be the team to dethrone the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.  It was thought their defense would take a step back, namely because of the loss of wings Trevor Ariza and…

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Morey says Chris Paul did not ask for trade

It has been reported of the alleged breakdown of the rapport between Houston Rockets star players Chris Paul and James Harden. Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill’s article outlined the state of their partnership as “unsalvageable” and highlighting points of contention between the two. Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey has refuted these stories saying , according to Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen, that CP3’s reps have “never asked to trade him.” Feigen outlines Morey’s comments in a few tweets: Stay tuned for the next round of drama on As the Jet Fuel Burns.

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Chris Paul and James Harden relationship termed “unsalvageable”

The Houston Rockets may have come to the end of the road with the Chris Paul/James Harden pairing. According to a resort by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, the rapport between the two has degraded to the point of being “unsalvageable”, as told by league sources. Apparently both players have expressed to management their displeasure with the current situation, with Paul demanding a trade while Harden gave the club a “him or me” ultimatum following their six game ouster from this year’s playoffs , once again, at the hands of…

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Trouble in Space City, Paul and Harden not on same page

As cliche as the phrase “Houston, we have a problem is”, is it actually quite apropos in this instance. It seems there is a developing schism between two of the Houston Rockets’ most notable players- James Harden and Chris Paul. Sources told Tim MacMahon of ESPN that the issues stem from “differences in preferred playing styles and personality”, which comes as little surprise to me. Chris Paul wants to play more system oriented basketball, which is the complete antithesis of the way James Harden plays basketball. Harden’s playing style is…

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NBA Trade Rumours: Heat to inquire about Chris Paul and other Rockets players

The Houston Rockets have made it known that essentially no one their roster, including James Harden, is untouchable as they look to make major changes to their roster to try to get past the monster in the Bay Area. Chris Paul is one of the most obvious targets to be moved, along with big man Clint Capela, but considering Paul’s age (34) and the massive amount he has remaining on his contract ( he signed a four-year $160 million deal last July), it seemed Houston might be hard pressed to…

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Chris Paul Family Foundation Donates $50K to WSSU Athletics Team 250 Campaign

From theciaa.com : WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Chris Paul Family Foundation made a tremendous donation of $50,000 to Winston-Salem State University Athletics, Friday morning. The support of the foundation will go a long way in the department’s mission to provide quality experiences and opportunities to the student-athletes of Winston-Salem State University. “We appreciate the support from the Chris Paul Family Foundation. We hope that this inspires more individuals to give to the WSSU Team 250 Campaign,” WSSU Interim Director of Athletics George Knox said. “This will help with our commitment…

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What I saw Lakers v Rockets: Trouble on the horizon in Lakerland??

Saturday night marked the Staples Center unveiling of this highly publicized and scrutinized version of the Los Angeles Lakers, starring LeBron James. It was an entertaining game but it will be most remembered for this little incident:   Now the fisticuffs themselves do not bother me; the typical NBA altercation these days is usually just some vociferous smack talk and maybe pushing and shoving (especially if there are people around to hold them back before anything could really happen). The main protagonists Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul, decided to take…

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Chris Paul and Melo work out together

A reading of the NBA tea leaves seems to have Carmelo Anthony being a part of the Houston Rockets in the not-to-distant future. According to Marc Stein of The New York Times: Carmelo Anthony is planning to sign with the Houston Rockets upon clearing waivers in coming days, according to two people with knowledge of his plans. Anthony is unlikely to become a free agent before next week, at the earliest, because his pending trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks could take several days to be…

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