- Oct 26, 2017
Keep in mind Westbrook has some of the same concerns too. Yes, he's younger than CP3, but he will have gone through 5 (iirc) surgeries on that knee in his career. And being 30 years old is the time that you start to worry about a player's decline.You might as well trade Harden if that was the mindset then because he was gonna want out sooner than later in the existing scenario.
By pulling this off, they get rid of the Paul problem and his aging ass contract for a better player who's younger and a legit MVP type talent.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, sharing the basketball and all that ... but there's 100-110 points to go around each night, they can both get theirs especially in a D'Antoni run n' gun offence.
Not to mention, the hallmark efficiency problems that he's shown (worse now that his midrange appears to be garbage). I will say, Westbrook is a better passer than people give him credit for, so that might be his bread and butter in the Houston system. Especially when you have PJ Tucker shooting 3s, and Capela nailing dunks. It's really only the scoring and efficiency that's concerning, especially in a D'Antoni system that emphasizes efficiency above all else on offense.