The Rockets locker room this past year was almost as bad as the Celtics. The only difference is their best player isn’t leaving the team like Kyrie Irving.
The rift between James Harden and headache Chris Paul is just a straight kick to the groin. Imagine one year going to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals and losing, but having a good idea of how to finally beat the Warriors…. Only to lose the next year in six games in the second round to them, AND they lost KD. Now? The only option is to blow the team up like aluminum in the microwave (State Farm joke).
The Rockets are reportedly shopping Eric Gordon, Clint Capela, and PJ Tucker (and his insane shoe collection). This is all for a hopeful sign-and-trade for 76er Jimmy Butler.
Adding another head case to the locker room seems like a great idea! The rift between CP3 and Harden stems from Paul being ignorant to the fact that Harden is the leader of this team. He makes the machine run. Chris Paul last year was just a bystander with the weak season he had.
Now add Jimmy Butler to the mix, who’s been a diva in Chicago and Minnesota, causing riffs between him and players/coaches within the organization. You really want to try and win so bad that Butler is the answer? Yeah, that seems like a great idea! You know what, let’s add DeMarcus Cousins in the mix!
Sign Boogie! Do it! Since you want head cases, sign Cousins! Go all in and make your team have the worst chemistry since the end of Shaq and Kobe. Call it the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, slap that bad boy of a phrase on a t-shirt, make some money, and blow that shit up! I think there would be fights all 82 games. Entertaining? Yes! Smart? No!
The Rockets haven’t won a championship in over two decades and their window with this team is all but shut at this point. Do you rebuild if it doesn’t work out this year, or do you keep losing in the middle of the playoffs, missing out on the Finals each year?