Rockets: Can James Harden and Chris Paul have all-time great chemistry?
The two stars for the Houston Rockets showed great chemistry in their first year together. As they enter year 2, how much better can the two get?
The Houston Rockets made the right choice in pursuing Chris Paul last year, to say the least. The team had its best season ever and the instant chemistry between Paul and James Harden was evident.
The two played together nearly flawlessly and peaked in the playoffs. Harden and Paul were a deadly combo that nearly took out one of the best teams ever assembled, the Golden State Warriors.
Oh yeah, and it was just their first year together.
Imagine how good their chemistry will be as they get more and more playing time under their belts with the Rockets. They didn’t even play the full season together last year, as both stars dealt with injuries that caused them to miss games.
All-time great chemistry?
When I spoke with Daryl Morey, he had a fantastic quote about how great the two can be as they enter their second year:
Great quote by Daryl Morey in our interview with him. #Rockets pic.twitter.com/mvsXkigzky
— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) July 25, 2018
Something that people talk about forever in NBA history. That’s a bold claim, but one that can certainly be backed up.
Nobody but the Rockets led by James Harden and Chris Paul have gotten even remotely close to competing with the Kevin Durant and Steph Curry Warriors. In fact, they are the only team to take them to more than 5 games in a series. The Rockets, unfortunately, fell to them in 7 games after losing CP3 to injury at the end of Game 5.
People will obviously talk about the Warriors, but they should also talk about how the Rockets were nearly at that level. They’ll have some work to do if they want to reach that point again this season, but the two stars are ready to run it back. If they win a championship together, in this situation in the NBA, they will forever be recognized as all-time greats.
I am excited to see how the Rockets will continue to improve and attempt to take down the monster that is the Warriors.