Mike D’Antoni on ‘synergy’ between Chris Paul, James Harden
Prior to the start of free agency, there were expectations Chris Paul would exercise his player option but ultimately re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Instead, Paul opted in and was shockingly traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for numerous role players and prospects.
With the Rockets looking to dethrone the Golden State Warriors should they ultimately acquire Carmelo Anthony, head coach Mike D’Antoni discussed the ‘synergy’ between the two guards according to Matt Moore of CBS:
I asked D’Antoni after his experiences in NY and LA why he’s not concerned about resistance from CP3 to his playstyle. His answer: pic.twitter.com/MndFqqFkBu
— Matt Moore CBS (@MattMooreCBS) August 22, 2017
With two ball-dominating guards, there are questions about how Paul and Harden will coexist heading into the 2017-18 NBA season. However, the thought process is they will lower each other’s workload and stay fresh as they make a push in the highly competitive Western Conference.
After the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics, all eyes are on Anthony’s future with the New York Knicks. With the Rockets only having Ryan Anderson’s remaining three-year, $60 million deal, it will be interesting to see if a third team gets involved to facilitate the trade.
After being eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals, the Rockets travel to Oracle Arena for the Warriors ring ceremony in their season opener.
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