Rockets G Harden plans to be in Houston 'forever'

Rockets G Harden plans to be in Houston 'forever'

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What will matter is how Paul and Harden - or Harden and Paul - are able to coexist in the same lineup, the same backcourt, when both have been so ball-dominant throughout their careers.

And now they've swapped in All-NBA point guard Chris Paul for Patrick Beverley. Part of the holdup in the deal seems to be the Rockets' desire to move forward Ryan Anderson - who is owed roughly $60 million over the next three seasons in comparison to Anthony's $55 million over the next two - and the Knicks' unwillingness to take on Anderson's contract.

Paul decided to take some words for a wise man from a movie, and quoted Talladega Nights character Ricky Bobby for his philosophy on winning in the league. He will make $228 million over the course of his new deal, which is an NBA record. Hundreds of fans came to Toyota Center to get their first up-close look at Paul. If you're one of JSports_ent's 7000 or so followers, I don't blame you, but I wouldn't hinge on every word that's said. I wouldn't be surprised if he did a sidearm delivery like he would do in a basketball game.

The Rockets will pull out all the stops to make sure that Paul feels welcome after trading for him. In other words: We're going to be young and terrible.

"He got that from me, Thompson said with a smile". It's another thing when it's in a place such as New York, where the Knicks have routinely been terrible. The Rockets believe teaming them with MVP runner-up James Harden gives the team a chance to challenge the Warriors for an NBA championship.

The Rockets new point guard was asked if he had the scoop on the potential trade that would bring Anthony to the heavy-weight Western Conference.

The rosters were announced Thursday for the second game featuring players born in Africa and second-generation African players against a team from the rest of the world. Jackson was hired March 19, 2014 - Mills demoted to general manager after five months on the job.

When all logical signs pointed towards teams retreating and patiently awaiting the Warriors' downfall, they reloaded and bunkered in for a hard-fought dethronement of the Dubs.