The Houston Rockets made their big splash over the summer by trading for Russell Westbrook. Here’s three goals for the explosive guard in the 2019-20 season.
The Houston Rockets are one of the few teams in the NBA that has mastered the art of constant evolution to remain competitive. After trading for a package centered around franchise cornerstone James Harden in the summer of 2012, the Rockets have acquired Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and now Russell Westbrook over the past six years.
While injuries had begun to rob both Howard and Paul of their powers by the time they came to Houston, the Rockets are getting a healthy Westbrook who is still in his athletic prime.
Furthermore, Westbrook and Harden played together with the Thunder and the duo has known each other since they were kids, so chemistry won’t be much of an issue.
Both are very high usage players, with Harden easily leading the league in usage percentage last season at 39.6 percent. While some people may wonder how the two will co-exist on the floor together, this could actually be a blessing in disguise. Harden and Russ have had the ball in their hands so much over the last few years mostly out of necessity and now they can each take a bit of pressure off of each other.
Westbrook will have to adjust his game a bit to play alongside Harden and to thrive in Houston’s system, but he’ll still bring all of the qualities that we’ve come to love about his game. Let’s jump in to the three goals for Russell Westbrook in the 2019-20 season.
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