The 2018-19 season is officially in the rearview mirror following Monday night’s NBA Award ceremony which was headlined by the official crowning of Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo as league M.V.P.
For the Rockets, the reveal of a relative landslide in the media votes for M.V.P. was a fitting adieu to the season which began with Carmelo Anthony on the roster and ended with rampant rumors about enormous tension between Chris Paul and James Harden.
Some of the reports about the tension between Houston’s two biggest stars went as far as emphasizing that Paul had demanded a trade.
Both Rockets’ General Manager Daryl Morey and “CP3” have vehemently denied the reports that Paul asked for a trade.
With the NBA’s Free Agency moratorium period set to begin on Sunday afternoon, Houston will now focus on improving the team that has been competitive against the Golden State Warriors but has been unable to achieve the ultimate goal of winning an NBA Championship.
Here are five players that Houston should prioritize targeting once the clock strikes 5 p.m. CT.
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