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Houston Rockets trading CP3 for Westbrook 'isn't going to work' — Shannon Sharpe | NBA | UNDISPUTE

Aug 24, 2022
I don't like the Rockets skipping because when I look at this, these two guys are pointless playing together for the last five years, one and two, and the use of Russ is a James toughness to remember. This is one of the things that drove him and Chris Paul apart and Chris Paul isn't just that he's bald domineering but he doesn't look anything like Russ mm-hm and it just doesn't make sense to me and we all talked for the last month skip the bad contract Chris Paul was three years one hundred and twenty plus million dollars well you're up against Russ who has an even worse contract for years at a combined 171 mmm-hmm Russ and James Harden average a shot per game out of the cuts to the basket so in other words with the guy who doesn't have the hands of basketball players they're not doing anything it's as simple as Russ being a horrible 3 point shooter what do the Rockets do more than anyone in the nba? hmm so you have a guy who is terrible at masturbating p threes that's what he wants to do anyway and you pair up with james harden skip I understand they played together from 2009 to 2012 but their lives changed they're not the same guy anymore they don't see each other themselves like those guys back then James Harden is an MVP.
houston rockets trading cp3 for westbrook isn t going to work shannon sharpe nba undispute
He finished in second place. I think four four times in the last five years. Russell is an MVP three consecutive triple doubles. or fifth I still have them in the same place hmm I understand it's a fight like oh my god they rusted they rusted they rusted I just don't see how this

work

s we wonder skip how are they

going

to do the house Chris paul and james hearts are

going

to do James Harden is very high usage one or two Chris Paul is like four or five you combine that house hmm and we see mmm and now you put one and two together they are not the same guys these like their lives are not the same right I'm 29 22 or 2009 to 2012 I agree and and you put this together yeah I just don't see it was going to

work

I get it Hugh it seems to me like you skip before you let go I think daryl morey is like giving me any superstar and I put it together we .
houston rockets trading cp3 for westbrook isn t going to work shannon sharpe nba undispute

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I mean, work, he tried Jamie, he tried Dwight Howard, he tried Carmelo and boom, so now he's going to try everything he can to try to make Jenner a Chris Paul, just know it doesn't make sense to me. that you'd get a bad contract to accept a bad mother contract with an extra year hmm I can tell you what's going to happen hmm I give it a year maybe two tops and they're going to send Russ out of there trying to carry some of those draft picks back out the gate okay you're okay done done done I agree with you this was not a good train this was an all-time great trade from Daryl Morey because he just he corrected his own mistake and it was one of the longest mistakes in NBA history for reasons I still can't explain to his point he gave Chris Paul only one year for wow this anvil albatross of a contract hanging around his neck of Daryl Morrie and he was dragging this whole franchise down because Chris Paul was about to do 38.5 and then next year 41.4 and then next year in his 40 option 4.2 million dollars and he's a shell of himself number one and daryl morey isn't I could see this coming I guess p But he became the toxic enemy of James Harden, who is the most valuable player in that franchise, don't invite them, they couldn't live or work together at the end of the season, could they have a farm?
houston rockets trading cp3 for westbrook isn t going to work shannon sharpe nba undispute
They had a steak farm and I told you I don't know how they got over the commercials. They must have had mediators on both sides. making five million or whatever, that's ten million from this hour of filming, so read more of those commercials, I don't know if Chris Paul is the State Farm agent that will continue to live with him in Oklahoma, right? He's cool, yeah yeah I've got to get one of those guys I need one of those guys so we didn't just do this let's start with just addition by subtraction we keep saying there's no way Daryl Morey is going to get out of this deal because nobody's going to take him . someone drank it's over kaboom he left and had to part with someone except chris paul is clint capela still there yeah yeah like eric gordon still there this pj yeah he's there he's austin rivers i love austin rivers is he still there yeah and gerald green and danuel house and they're all still there except for addition by subtraction he's gone maybe he'll end up via oklahoma city to miami we don't know yet but he's out the door out of sight out of mind and you didn't hurt him his list in absolute so now back to russell

westbrook

better than chris paul right now ok let's do it in a vacuum let's do it on paper he's ten times better than chris paul he's here now just inside and of himself i see where he is hangi ng ball is ok but i say just as a basketball player on both sides of the ball because russ defended at a high level last year the last couple of years neal and chris well yeah he is now this punk has lost its quickness, it looks a bit. heavy to me, looks like he's on the wrong side of 30, that's what he looks like to me, don't you agree?
houston rockets trading cp3 for westbrook isn t going to work shannon sharpe nba undispute
He still has two years of high level, high energy left, there's only two left, but that's two, do you have them four and if you're Daryl Morey and you say I got a win now with this and tried it? I threw everything I could. on the wall and see if they stick before. I'm going to try this one. I'm going to try this guy because you have to agree that Russell Westbrook and James Harden, for all their negatives, are forces of an offensive nature, yeah right, the oath. yeah ok now let's get to those two guys by all accounts they wanted to get together they sighed we got together right after Oklahoma City was knocked out of the playoffs according to various outlets including Bryan Winters and I think the Chronicle reported that Russell was already on the phone with James.
They both had the same interest in meeting. James loved Russ. Russ loved James. Why would they cum each other? Because they know each other and they had the advantage that you benefit immensely. It's not like they were just friends who have never been teammates. They were teammates. their point for three years they hung out practiced with and against each other they were in the locker room they were in the group they were on the road they were everywhere together they know inside out who they were i understand you say their lives have changed their states they've changed, but along the way they've each won an MVP Yeah, sure, and Russell has done his triple doubles for three straight years averaged, so he's done everything bad but they wanted to get together because they know that for a year, especially the last year together when James Harden was sixth man of the year, he averaged 17 points per game for that team, so he played a lot of basketball on the same court. with Russell Westbrook, who was averaging 24 at the time, so 24 to 17, so it worked out a little bit, can you give him a little bit, yeah, sure, yeah, because they were matched up a lot. team out but jump there by the way my team went up to oh and then those two just took over four years ago yeah let's give you you're talking about russ he wasn't the rust we know now i use i need him with james harden he was a bench player , he came off the bench, okay, just remember, though there is a connection, there is a soul connection because they are both here we go again to southern california, they are the product, yes, yes, and they are only a year apart. a little over a year but but the point is they knew each other growing up and then obviously you go to the state of arizona once you want but there's still a console connection to southern california, like that number two guy in paul george, so he's from southern california.
It's going to make one of these guys want to pass the ball to the other here's the other point where they each led the NBA in assists and Russell just did it again yeah last time Jesus led the last two years and James called it quits in 2017 Joe, the last three years in the NBA, we've got two guys leading in assists three times, two to Russell and one to James, yeah, what does that tell you about their mindset? Do they pass the basketball? artillery in both cases no, they pack you in you have to be able to pass the ball a bit to lead it in one sense you're good yes it's good then you have two guys capable of high assists double distances yes in two guys hello you see well I have you because you're rig one two two one for the last four years it's gone back and forth between those two yeah ok what did they have in common at this stage?
For an age of their careers they have both struggled in the postseason to the point that they both know what it feels like to be damned for the disaster that was a postseason for the Thunder or the Rockets, right yes they have been number one targets of those ghosts in oklahoma city in

houston

, where were you, james harden, where were you, russell

westbrook

, can we? it's not over you and you so now you share a guilt dynamic that you've both experienced where you're both at that 30 mark where you start to say wait a second I have nothing to show for all my praise you think they think so, I think they think it's fine and that it's time for one or the other to sacrifice themselves to try to win something in this league or they're both going to go down like one more. those guys who never won anything good here is my t The thing here is my question to you if they thought like that why didn't they before why does it take you now to think about it because it started with number two it just ruined the whole dynamic oh all the dominoes fell from number two am true, yeah, but hey, what if he doesn't go after paul george?
We're not going to have this conversation no but my thing is you skip when you pair these guys up and I give you yes they led the league in assists but they need the ball to do that the question is ok who is taking the last shot these guys don't think like that even though they screw it up in the playoffs every one says you know what I can be the one to take us out I guess that's ok thanks. you for watching, you can subscribe here to get the latest on the show and be sure to catch more of the best clips from Undisputed or check out some other segments from our other shows on fs1

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