Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul trade makes Rockets solid Title contenders

The summer trade frenzy continues with Chris Paul and future draft picks going to the Houston Rockets for the Thunder's Russell Westbrook. Make no mistake - this one is big. The Rockets back court with two recent MVP candidates may now be the best in the NBA.



CP3 is not expected to remain in Oklahoma City for much more than a cup of coffee, and Miami, or even Milwaukee, could be his next destination. This deal makes the Rockets a legitimate Title contender to go against other superstar pairings that have taken place in the West. They will now contend with the Clippers Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, in addition to the Lakers Lebron James and Anthony Davis.



Was this the deal that James Harden was referring to in order to get over the hump in pursuit of a Championship. We may never know the answer, but this trade makes them better. NBA coaches across the League are already plotting how to slow down this most-recent of superstar pairings that have become a trend in the Western Conference.

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