The Houston Rockets are excited to see the pairing of James Harden and Chris Paul live on the court. The Rockets fans are excited to see what the superstar duo can do and the two veterans are excited as well.
“We did a lot of traveling, playing pickup games here and there and stuff like that, so you are antsy to actually get out there with the full crew and see what it looks like” Rockets guard Chris Paul said.
Houston general manager Daryl Morey also chimed in about the pairing of two of the NBA’s premier guards.
“They’ve been playing in gyms around the country and out of the country all summer,” Morey said.
“Just from my watching it, and Coach [Mike D’Antoni] has watched it even more than me, we’re 100 percent certain it’s going to work.”
“We have little things to work out, but again, both of them are very willing to do whatever it takes to be the best that we can be,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said.
“Now we’ve just got to figure out what that is and keep improving on it all year.”
Harden is looking forward to the relief Paul will provide him, taking much of the pressure of Harden.
“It’s a relief,” Harden said about playing with Paul.
“But it’s not just anybody that I’m getting off the ball giving it to. I’m giving the ball to somebody that can do the same thing I can do even better.”
“I came here with one purpose, one goal in mind, and that’s to win a championship,” Paul said about joining Harden on the Rockets.
“And the cool part is being here with a guy like James that has those same aspirations.”