Houston Rockets trading CP3 for Russell Westbrook is a 'Hail Mary' — Broussard | NBA | THE HERD
everybody's telling me
Houstonwon the trade really what do you make of that you know usually we don't agree when it comes to
Westbrookbut on this one I do agree with you now let me say this since the trade I've been in contact with five or six NBA types some players X players some executives Scouts things like that they all like the trade for
Houstonand they're bringing up two things they're bringing up
Houston's gonna be able to play much faster with
Westbrookwhich is true and they're bringing up the relationship between Russ and James Harden they like each other they wanted this they'll make it work I still am not buying it this is a
Rocketsfeels like that to me there's no question about it now they're gonna be good I mean they'll make the playoffs and they are a type of team I'd hate to play because Russ is relentless and he's just coming at you all forty eight minutes and what and uh Harden is just so good that you know they're gonna be a little bit of a problem but can they win a championship no I like several teams better than them and the fact that it matter is when Russ and hard and played together seven years ago it was entirely different number one both of them were at different parts of their career especially hard he's coming off the bench as a role player now he's the best offensive player ever right I mean he's being mentioned in the same breath as Michael...
Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain so that's all different number two they had Kevin Durant people like like it was just those two they had Kevin Durant who was still one of the top five players in the league even at that point and he made everything go and then three the league was different the 3-pointer was not as prominent so when they played together in OKC when harden would come in he would handle the ball and Russ would be off the ball which was fine back then because you could have a guy off the ball good slash cut you know and and penetrate and all that but couldn't really shoot back then like Dwyane Wade was fine off LeBron but playing off the ball with LeBron in Miami that'd be a challenge right now in today's NBA where the three is so prominent so I don't think it's going to work to the point where they could win a championship so I just see look you I heard you talking about if it doesn't work or when it doesn't work everybody's gonna blame Russ you made a great point about Hart because if it were going to work Hardin would have the best chance of making it work thank you because his game is more versatile like I think Russ by himself in a Mike D'Antoni system would be treacherous for opponents like him coming down a high pick-and-roll with the floor spread and shooters around him he never had that in OKC so I think he'd be dangerous in that but Hart is not just gonna sit there off the ball but Hardin is more capable I believe...
of playing off the ball then Russ is Russ not gonna be very effective off the ball because he doesn't shoot well right and so that's where harden but but look everybody's talking about they like each other they wanted to happen Harden and Chris liked each other they may not have been as close as Russ in Harden but Chris didn't pick the
Rocketsout of a hat they had worked everything out right he calls the Clippers hey I want you to trade me to the
Rocketsdon't don't think he didn't talk with hard and they say yeah we'd be great together so on and so forth and Hardin did not change his game one iota thank you which shocked me like this shocked me to see Chris Paul off the ball as a two guard that's what he was with hard and for the most part yeah and if he didn't change of a Chris how much is he going to change it for Russ so there were reports and daryl morey denied them that Chris Paul and James Harden everything's fine and I'm like everything the reporters were alright it wasn't very good right no apparently they had to make the move my first order of business if I was daryl morey would have been to SiC Chris and James down one-on-one and try to work it out and if I get some traction there then I get them together with Mike D'Antoni how can we tweak this thing and make it work that this one says a
Marythey panicked for no reason now I get it the Lakers and the Clippers now are really good and proud and I think...
Houstonwould have been even with cp3 and and Harden but two years ago this did work you had the Warriors down 3-2 if Chris Paul doesn't get hurt maybe you're the world champions last year you lost the Golden State which was an even without KD was a great team they very well may have been the second best team in the NBA the last two years and once they lost the G State they just panicked well they were obsessed by G state right and they let everything out too and daryl morey is fascinating because he's the poster child for analytics and I'm with you I like mana Linux analytics is a part of it but it's not gonna dictate everything I do but he completely ignores analytics when it comes to moose I mean Chris Paul Jimmy Butler who they didn't get but he wanted Carmelo Anthony the white Howard none of those you have an analytics coach who all trees and in paint shots it's it's bizarre what's going on okay so joy touched on this Chris Paul trade is there a place that fits to you you know what I mean obviously Miami is in serious play which would be good for Chris they wouldn't they wouldn't be a contender in the East but they'd be better and they'd be pretty good here's what the fit that I really am intrigued by and I brought it up on here once before about three or four weeks ago right Philadelphia you sound like my staff this morning Chris Paul Josh Richardson Al Horford Joel embiid and Tobias Harris in the East...
that's danger okay so what well what am I giving you Ben Simmons okay hey I love that you would do that okay time knows what my staff let him give me that option let me finish this let me finish it okay so I'm surprised you like Ben Simmons well no giving it a and I I don't I am a Big Ben Simon so am I need to move him to by Chris we both of him but Philadelphia he works well with shooters in a clear Lane Philadelphia got more bigs this year right Philadelphia doesn't work for Ben Simmons it doesn't I got Horford in the middle like I didn't beat in the middle they drafted a kid from Washington who can't shoot but is a great defensive player Tobias Harris even if even if Simmons as the jumper it's not like he's coming back next year as klay Thompson if I'm if I'm Sam Presti this morning and I have those draft picks and I have been Simmons yes I feel like I won right on build I got my guy who could penetrate and kick and I'm a build shooters around him and here's not if I'm Philly look there's a little bit of hesitancy because Chris averaged 15 points last year shot 41 percent 42 percent from the floor way down for him if I'm Philly I may want to watch the first month of the season and see is was that decline last year just because there was the injury and the situation and and harden or has Chris really fallen off okay so if the deal goes it would be embiid Horford Jason Richardson Tobias Harris Chris Paul boy...
they're not a lot of blanks on that team now yeah Chris got to play about 60 games but again Chris doesn't need to be your closer exactly doesn't need to be closer or general get the right guys the ball you got a shooter in Josh Richardson Tobias Harrison shoot I got my man inside who I mean Horford actually can spread the floor and shoot two it's he's a smart veteran let me tell you something I take back all the bad things I said about Sam Presti if he would do that I got because here's the thing with Simmons now Presti can take Ben Simmons and say listen I know what he is now he is a driver and score now I can take all these draft picks and get shooters the problem in Philly is Simmons was the best available player in the market they drafted him right but they had embiid so they had their best player was embiid and they'd whipped on a bunch of guys so in beads this star in the middle but then the next draft are like Oh Simmons is the best available player so we get him fade work together and honestly the real problem and you just have to put the blame where it belongs Ben Simmons this is what his fourth or fifth you know no sir what year way wasn't her so this mean its third year being third you're playing but fourth year in the league cuz remember the one year he sat out why didn't you work on that jumper I get it you a success all your life without it but it's a different NBA I'm gonna tell you something right now I am...
throwing a parade in OKC if they make that note for OKC it's great the question is Philly and I get the questions like I said it's not a hundred percent foolproof okay gears what I want here's what I want what I want Chris Paul but you got 17 picks give me two first round picks I'll do it but you got to give me pecks yeah cuz you got it by the way sure well yeah I mean Oklahoma City now they have so many pics it's absurd like the guys can't all make the roster so just say listen I want three first-round picks and Chris Paul cuz of the knee you get Ben Simmons I do both teams I do that tomorrow that's brilliant you know if my team could pitch ideas as well as you I would've listened to it what about and they still have shrewder OKC yeah they do so maybe Chris Paul and shrewder cuz that give me the shooter gives me some insurance in case Chris Paul you you brought smoke today hey Sam Presti I hope he's list like I said OKC would do it it makes all the sense in the world I would love it for that the question is Philadelphia and there's some legit questions but if you want to win Phillies they win now mode how good would that team be in the East every chance to get to the finals oh yeah I think they'd be a favorite over Milwaukee yeah I would yeah they would Chris
BroussardI got to take a breath that literally almost changed my weekend I'm gonna obsess about that damn trade all weekend hi everybody thanks for watching subscribe...
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