Houston Rockets: 3 goals for Chris Paul in 2018-19 season

By Tevin Williams
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Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets defends
Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets defends /

2. Make an All-Defensive team

Chris Paul is not only a great offensive player, but he’s also been one of the best defensive guards in the league since his rookie season. Paul has made the All-Defensive First Team seven times, the All-Defensive Second Team twice and has led the NBA in steals four times.

Paul is six feet tall and weighs just 175 pounds, but he is a tenacious defender and he’s made the most out of his physical talents. He rarely loses track of his assignments on defense and he’s great at pick pocketing a ball-handler when he least expects it.

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Just last season, Paul received the most votes (74) among players that didn’t make either the All-Defensive First or Second Team, despite the fact that Paul missed 24 regular season games. In fact, Paul received just five votes less than Jimmy Butler, who made the All-Defensive Second Team.

Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, two of Houston’s top 5 defenders, left the team in free agency. Paul has to step up and play lock down defense in order for the Rockets to have a chance at finishing as a top 10 defensive team again next season.

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