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Houston Rockets: 3 things we learned from the Chris Paul era

By Tevin Williams
Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Now that Chris Paul is an official member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, here are three things we learned from the two years he spent with the Houston Rockets.

Now that he’s had some time to let the deal sink in, Chris Paul finally acknowledged the blockbuster trade between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Paul quickly became a fan-favorite in Houston, as he not only helped turn the Rockets into a legitimate contender but he also contributed to the city off the court.

In his final farewell to Clutch City, CP3 thanked Houston for welcoming he and his family over the last two seasons.

So thankful to the city of Houston for all your generosity and kindness toward my family and me these past few years! I’m truly blessed to have amazing fans who continue to support me throughout my career. I’m excited to be joining @okcthunder next season and for this new opportunity to compete alongside my Thunder teammates. I started my NBA career playing in Oklahoma City with the New Orleans Hornets and I look forward to returning!

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Chris Paul’s tenure in Houston was full of ups and downs. While the Rockets didn’t reach their ultimate goal, James Harden and Chris Paul gave the city of Houston hope. Hope that a team could actually take down the Kevin Durant-era Warriors and that the Rockets could bring a championship to Houston for the first time since 1995.

We have a few takeaway’s from Chris Paul’s tenure in Houston, some good and some bad. Let’s take a look at three lessons from the future Hall of Famer’s time with the Rockets.

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