Houston Rockets news: Paul George picks a Rocket as all-time teammate

Paul George, Houston Rockets (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Paul George picked a Houston Rockets player as one of his all-time teammates

Paul George has never played for the Houston Rockets, but over the years he’s crossed paths with some current and former Rockets.

PG13 was teammates with Russell Westbrook on the Oklahoma City Thunder as well as Carmelo Anthony, who played just a partial season with the Rockets.

George had kind words for both of those players when asked to select an all-time lineup of teammates built around himself.

Paul George picked a starting lineup built around him

Speaking to Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles on the Knuckleheads podcast, the hosts asked Paul George to pick a lineup of four players built around him that he’s been teammates with.

“Four players that I played with? Hm. Man, alright. Russ for sure at the one, I’ll go me at the two, Kawhi at the three. I could go Melo or [David] West at the four, and Big Roy [Roy Hibbert] at the five.”

So, the lineup looks like this:

  1. Russell Westbrook (4-time All-Star)
  2. Paul George (6-time All-Star)
  3. Kawhi Leonard (4-time All-Star)
  4. Carmelo Anthony (10-time All-Star/David West (2-time All-Star)
  5. Roy Hibbert (2-time All-Star)

Quite the star-studded lineup. Between the five, there are 26 All-Star appearances (or 18 if you go with West at the power forward slot). It includes players from George’s stops in Indiana, Oklahoma City, and Los Angeles, showing the illustrious cast of teammates George has been blessed with throughout his career.

Plenty of people tend to throw criticism at Russell Westbrook for being a bad teammate, too, so the praise from another star here is certainly welcome. Westbrook has a strong history of being a great friend to his teammates on and off the court. As of late, he’s been focusing his efforts to help free a man currently on death row.

In his two seasons playing with Westbrook, George averaged 25.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.

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