Chris Paul makes the Rockets the third best team in the NBA
This morning, news broke that the Rockets have completed a deal to acquire Chris Paul from the Clippers. Paul reportedly informed the Clippers that he intended to sign with Houston, so L.A. agreed to the trade to salvage some assets.
Some have already questioned how James Harden and Chris Paul will be able to co-exist, considering both are among the most ball dominant guards in the NBA.
Colin thinks Harden and Paul can function together offensively, and Paul’s defense will be a huge upgrade for Houston.
He also believes the addition of Paul makes the Rockets the third best team in the NBA – behind the Warriors and Cavs – and if GM Daryl Morey can acquire Paul George – which he is reportedly working on – they could be even scarier.
“The Houston Rockets are the third best team in the NBA with two legitimate stars.”
Phil Jackson out as Knicks President, but James Dolan is the real problem
Phil Jackson is out after an awful three-year tenure running the Knicks. The reality is the Knicks are toxic mess of an organization with a terrible owner, and Jackson consistently showed he wasn’t willing to put in the grinding work it takes to be a successful front office NBA exec.
Jackson’s biggest flaw was his inflexibility and unwillingness to adapt to an NBA that has evolved from the days when he was winning championships with the now-antiquated Triangle offense. Jackson was not willing to adapt, was stubborn in his ways, now he’s done.
“This is a toxic environment. It was before Phil was there, and will be after he leaves.”
Bill Plaschke – L.A. Times writer joins the show to discuss Chris Paul to the Rockets; why he thinks Paul quit on the Clippers; and why he doesn’t think Harden and Paul will work together in Houston.
Chris Mannix – NBA Writer at The Vertical talks Chris Paul to the Rockets; why he thinks Gordon Hayward winds up in Boston; why a banana boat reunion team wouldn’t be good enough today; and why he thinks the Lakers need to be proactive pursuing Paul George.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to explain why the Rockets with Chris Paul are still not a super team; and if Paul George gets moved sooner than later.
Ryan Leaf – Former NFL quarterback is in-studio to talk about Vince Young’s recent comments attacking Jeff Fisher; why accountability is important for NFL quarterbacks in a locker room; and how he learned to hold himself accountable in his most difficult times.