Is Chris Paul a good fit for the Houston Rockets? | The Tylt
Is Chris Paul a good fit for the Houston Rockets?
James Harden ran out of gas in the playoffs last year when the Spurs basically threw everything at him. Being the main ball-handler carries a heavy burden, but with Chris Paul now with the Rockets, Harden won’t have as much pressure on him. Paul fits perfectly in Mike D’Antoni’s fast-paced offense. Like James did the entire year, he will be able to drive and score at will, or find the open man.
Remember the magic D’Antoni had with Steve Nash? Imagine that with a quick point guard who can play defense. The Rockets will have no trouble improving with Chris Paul on their roster.
No matter how talented Chris Paul and James Harden are, there is only one ball on the court. With two ball-dependent guards on the team, there is going to be some friction trying to determine who is going to handle the ball. Touches will be sacrificed, but with neither player showing an affinity for playing off the ball, it is difficult to see how the Rockets are going to be more competitive with Golden State.
James Harden wasn’t going to carry this team all by himself, but adding another ball-dominant guard seems to be a step back for the Rockets. Houston needed to make a move, but this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.