To the surprise of many critics, Chris Paul thrived as Houston’s starting point guard after signing with the Rockets last summer. Hopefully, he can accomplish even bigger goals in the 2018-19 season.
After signing Chris Paul last summer, the Rockets immediately went from a solid playoff team to a legitimate championship contender. Some uninformed critics questioned how well James Harden and Paul could co-exist, but they quickly put those concerns to rest.
When Harden and Paul shared the court together, they won 44 out of 49 games and they out scored their opponents by 13.6 points per 100 possessions. The Rockets finished the season with a franchise record-setting 65 wins and secured home court advantage throughout the postseason.
Despite playing for a new team, Paul averaged more points and less turnovers than he did in his final season with the Clippers. CP3 also averaged a career-high 2.5 made 3-pointers per game on 38 percent shooting from downtown, so he quickly adjusted to Houston’s 3-point heavy offense.
Chris Paul had a phenomenal first season in Houston, but he still didn’t accomplish his ultimate goal in winning a championship. However, Paul will look to bounce back strong next year. Here are three goals for him in the 2018-19 season.
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