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    Westbrook to the rockets


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    An upgrade over Chris Paul for sure

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    Not enough balls to keep the two biggest ball hogs of the league happy. This is a disaster.

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    Not enough basketballs for harden and westbrook
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    why chris paul is in big decline trade makes no sense trade him for young players
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    Paul is close to finished and he can't stay healthy, its a good move for Houston, even if Westbrook doesn't work out they can move his contract much easier than they could move Paul's. Dantoni is a good offensive coach, he'll figure something out.

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    lol. Ppl still praise Houston gm? He just throws shit to a wall and hopes it works. Genius! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    Not enough balls to keep the two biggest ball hogs of the league happy. This is a disaster.
    my first thought as well..
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    holy smokes chris paul gets his own team again

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    Terrible for the Rockets Westbrook and Harden are two guys that will probably never win a title but at least they got rid of Chris Paul who is getting older. OKC will be rebuild fast with all the picks they got for George and Westbrook imo.
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    harden likes to hold the ball can't see westbrook being robin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratpack View Post
    holy smokes chris paul gets his own team again
    Paul will likely get traded too, OKC is tanking, I doubt OKC makes this deal if they didn't already have ideas about where they could move Paul. Detroit and Miami still need a point guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrgum3 View Post
    Terrible for the Rockets Westbrook and Harden are two guys that will probably never win a title but at least they got rid of Chris Paul who is getting older. OKC will be rebuild fast with all the picks they got for George and Westbrook imo.
    The picks from rockets ainít til freaking Ď24 and Ď26! Not exactly a fast rebuild! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by paco View Post
    Championship baby!
    Thunder? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomorino View Post
    Paul will likely get traded too, OKC is tanking, I doubt OKC makes this deal if they didn't already have ideas about where they could move Paul. Detroit and Miami still need a point guard.
    paul makes more sense in miami. definitely have them respectable and a good fit with jimmy. and miami wins by not getting russ as cp3 is better fit.

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    There were question marks when Chris Paul joined Harden as well.

    Regardless Westbrook makes them better than Paul does

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    how u gonna trade chris paul who wants to pay an aging player that much money who is in decline
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    Good move for Houston, Paul and Harden didn't get along and Paul can't stay healthy, Westbrook and Harden are friends, they've played together before. This move forces Westbrook and Harden to not play isolation basketball, which is what both needed to improve on anyways.

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    WOW!!!! That was big.. Gonna be interesting how Harden and West play together though.. Both like to take over games and control the ball..

    Gonna take time for this puzzle to fit.. Someone is gonna have to take a back seat.. Paul George did that with Westbrook pretty much, with James Harden that's not gonna happen..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hman View Post
    There were question marks when Chris Paul joined Harden as well.

    Regardless Westbrook makes them better than Paul does
    Agree, plus you can't bring back the same team after you found out it wasn't good enough last year, new players means the team can realistically think the results will be different. There's no reason to think Paul will be able to stay healthy either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2daBank View Post
    The picks from rockets ain’t til freaking ‘24 and ‘26! Not exactly a fast rebuild! Lol
    Good point I guess I mean they're in full tank mode knowing that it was never going to work with Westbrook. At least they have a plan but it will take time kind of like Philadelphia and how they eventually made their way back to relevance.
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    The Rumors were true CP3 and Harden had feuds.. Paul wanted out.. He got out..

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    chris paul james harden russell westbrook never going to win a title
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    OKC in rebuild mode after Paul George left.. Probably a good move trading Russ now.. They are not making the playoffs now next year even with CP3 Could have a bright future though..

    An aging and injury prone Chris Paul the face of the OKC franchise now.. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomorino View Post
    Good move for Houston, Paul and Harden didn't get along and Paul can't stay healthy, Westbrook and Harden are friends, they've played together before. This move forces Westbrook and Harden to not play isolation basketball, which is what both needed to improve on anyways.
    Harden can do the same things at 2 guard as a pg and be a scorer. russ can be his scottie pippen at the point. let james be the star scorer and russ gets his points, assists and boards

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    hard trade to judge............

    teams trading tons of picks and then maybe westbrook/harden leave as UFA in the next few years......... as long as the picks are from a time you are almost certainly going to be a good team then it's no biggie.

    i agree on only one ball being a problem.......... and westbrook can't shoot.

    chris paul probably had negative value in this deal........ wonder if OKC can move CP3 for something else. probably not. CP3 won't be happy

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    does houston still have eric gordon? that will really help.........

    i was of the mind westbrook is slowing down and might not have a large positive trade value (i.e. including his salary) but he did AVERAGE a triple/double last year. and you need to sell tix with marketable players (not an issue in houston, but would have had alot of value for miami)

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    they still have a decent starting 5 with adams alexander gainari paul and roberson

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    Quote Originally Posted by gojetsgomoxies View Post
    hard trade to judge............

    teams trading tons of picks and then maybe westbrook/harden leave as UFA in the next few years......... as long as the picks are from a time you are almost certainly going to be a good team then it's no biggie.

    i agree on only one ball being a problem.......... and westbrook can't shoot.

    chris paul probably had negative value in this deal........ wonder if OKC can move CP3 for something else. probably not. CP3 won't be happy
    Exactly, its a good move for Houston because Westbrook's contract has more value than Paul's. Paul's contract is horrible because Paul can't stay healthy and he's undersized. Houston got better with this move and they gave up nothing, 2 late round pick in 5 years is a joke.

    The bottom line is Paul's contract was horrible and it will look even worse in a year or two, Westbrook is a much better player than Paul, even if it doesn't work out between Harden and Westbrook Houston can get more for Westbrook's contract than they could get for Paul's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    OKC in rebuild mode after Paul George left.. Probably a good move trading Russ now.. They are not making the playoffs now next year even with CP3 Could have a bright future though..

    Chris Paul the face of the OKC franchise now.. LOL
    if they are truly rebuilding they send cp3 to miami and take a cheaper dragic to give miami cap room to afford cp3 and save themselves money from the cp3 contract. and can still trade dragic mid season to save even more cash.

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    Can Russ or Harden play lock down defense come playoff time though? Both are suspect.. Is this the Warriors mentality just out score the other team and win now?

    Hard fit to get a grip on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdom View Post
    Harden can do the same things at 2 guard as a pg and be a scorer. russ can be his scottie pippen at the point. let james be the star scorer and russ gets his points, assists and boards
    Agree Harden can play off the ball, Westbrook can defend better than Paul too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdom View Post
    if they are truly rebuilding they send cp3 to miami and take a cheaper dragic to give miami cap room to afford cp3 and save themselves money from the cp3 contract. and can still trade dragic mid season to save even more cash.
    Agreed CP3 may be moved again.. Not out of the question now. OKC does need a solid point guard and name to draw fan ticket sales even when rebuilding but CP3 is injury prone.. Could trade again.. Not out of the question as I said..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    Can Russ or Harden play lock down defense come playoff time though? Both are suspect.. Is this the Warriors mentality just out score the other team and win now?

    Hard fit to get a grip on...
    lol to anyone worrying about the warriors in the west this year.

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