Chris Paul is sweet pals with Carmelo Anthony and hopes the Houston Rockets will deliver within the veteran scorer to kind a brand new “Big Three.”
Last season was a reasonably good one for the Houston Rockets. Led by their two superstars, James Harden and Chris Paul, together with a stable supporting solid that includes Clint Capela and P.J. Tucker, the Rockets gained an NBA-leading 65 video games.
Following that, Houston engaged the juggernaut Golden State Warriors in a vicious back-and-forth battle within the Western Conference Finals, falling in Game 7 and simply lacking out on a visit to the NBA Finals. If an damage hadn’t taken Paul out earlier than the end result of the collection, it could have very effectively been the Rockets going through LeBron James and the Cavaliers within the Finals as an alternative of the Warriors.
Now that the 2018 playoffs are a factor of the previous, Paul is considering forward to subsequent season. He simply signed a model new four-year contract with the Rockets, and now, in accordance with Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports, he needs to add another star to the roster — his good buddy, veteran ahead Carmelo Anthony — to assist push Houston over the hump that they only missed this time.
It’s an period of NBA basketball wherein contending groups usually construct a “Big Three” to assist them win titles and including Anthony to the combo in Houston would give the Rockets simply that. Anthony has been a part of a Big Three earlier than; he spent final season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, working with Russell Westbrook and Paul George.
Unfortunately for Anthony, that Big Three didn’t work out; issues simply didn’t actually click on between the three and the Thunder had been eradicated in six video games by the upstart Utah Jazz within the first spherical of the playoffs. In Houston, nonetheless, issues is perhaps completely different.
Anthony could be becoming a member of a staff that’s simply on the cusp of profitable an NBA championship, and though he’s 34-years outdated, he’s about as skilled as they arrive. He’s averaged 24.1 factors over 15 NBA seasons, however profitable within the postseason has been one factor Anthony has all the time struggled to do.
Melo may rewrite historical past with the Rockets, as he may very well be the piece they should lastly topple the Warriors and he may, finally, get the possibility to win that championship ring that has eluded him for thus lengthy.