Houston, we have a problem

by Preston Ekdahl

Houston, we have a problem.

According to a report by Vincent Goodwill, the relationship between Chris Paul and James Harden is deemed to be “unsalvageable.”

Wait a minute, this can’t be true.

James Harden AKA King of the Iso, AKA Bucket Getter wants CP3 out of town or is it the other way around?

Listen, I’m not a Rockets fan, but if you didn’t see this coming you have to be kidding. After yet another defeat to the Golden State Warriors in this year’s Western Conference Semi-Finals, a shake up has to be made.

It’s going to be very difficult moving a 34 year old point guard who will only be in the second year of his 4 year/160 million dollar contract and, hey, who could blame them? I wouldn’t want any part of that.

This isn’t that young Chris Paul, you know the one: the Hornet who put up 27 points, 15 assists, and 13 rebounds in game 1 of the 2011 playoffs and made everybody’s life a living hell on both ends of the court.

No, this is that old Chris Paul putting up 17 points, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds shooting 44 percent from the field and 27 percent from 3 in the 2019 playoffs. Now the blame isn’t solely on either player; the GM Daryl Morey has to have his fair share being the final decision maker on how the roster gets constructed. Add in Coach Mike D’Antoni and if the shots don’t fall the team just can’t win. This all made going up against arguably the greatest 3 point shooting team in the history of the NBA an uphill climb for the Rockets each year.

If this is the end, they had quite the forgettable run. Maybe now Harden can do what we all know he really wants to do and finally average 40 points a game with CP3 gone.

Image Courtesy of Troy Taormina USA Today
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