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Ric Bucher says Rockets may have to trade Russell Westbrook

Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

NBA insider Ric Bucher believes the Houston Rockets may be forced to trade Russell Westbrook due to financial woes.

When the Houston Rockets made the decision to trade for Russell Westbrook, it was clear that they were going all in. The Rockets traded future Hall of Fame guard Chris Paul, along with some of their future draft capital for a better all-around player in Westbrook.

It took time for the Rockets and Westbrook to adapt to one another, as is normally the case in any trade. But Russ and James Harden have been a better tandem than the 2018-19 version of Harden and CP3, as they’ve unquestionably been the best duo in all of the league.

Not only that, the MVP-led backcourt has combined to average 61.9 points per game, which have already etched them in the NBA’s record books. This has been the third-best point totals in league history, which is impressive considering how this took place during their first year together.

But could the tandem be breaking up soon? Depending on who you ask, the answer could be yes.

Next: Bucher predicts potential trade

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