Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets are out to prove that they are a legitimate contender for a championship this year. Let’s take a look at 5 goals for Chris Paul’s first year in Houston.
We seemed to blaze through the intense free agency period and the dormant months of August and September. Then we experienced the excitement of the start of the preseason and watching all of the old faces in new places around the NBA. Now, the league is ready to embark on a long 82 game journey that will be filled with many highs and lows. So far, Rockets fans have only experienced the high moments, as we’ve watched Chris Paul take the floor in white and red for the first time.
The 9x All-Star forced a trade to join the Rockets back in June, creating one of the most unique back courts that this league has ever seen. James Harden and Chris Paul are simply two of the best offensive weapons in the NBA. They posses a rare combination of skills that allows them to score from inside and out, get to the free-throw line and leave defenders in the dust with their supreme ball handling skills, all while acting as the main distributor for their team.
Playing on the same ball club will definitely force both of them to adjust their styles of play. This season, we’ll see Paul take more spot up 3’s than he has at any other point in his career. And The Beard will spend more time playing off of the ball than he has since his days in Oklahoma City.
Chris Paul will play a slightly different role in Houston than what he’s used to. He won’t be asked to carry so much of the scoring load in the 4th quarters and for the first time in his career his defense might be as valuable to his team as his offense. With that in mind, here are five goals for Chris Paul in the 2017-18 season.
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