Vegas Over/Under: 55.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 60-22 The Bet: Hammer the over Don’t have any worries regarding Chris Paul and James Harden’s fit in the same backcourt.
Though it’s an indisputable fact that only one basketball is present during any given game, the two guards are tremendous shot-creators who also flourish as spot-up firearms.
Paul scored 1.1 points per possession (PPP) at catch-and-shoot scenarios (77.3 percentile), while Harden set up 1.2 PPP (90.6 percentile). Complaining about those numbers is an impossible task, and they give head coach Mike D’Antoni the luxury of conducting with one of the two or both in conjunction.
But this isn’t just about constantly having one elite floor general playing.
Even though the Houston Rockets parted with a few crucial bits to land Paul, they managed to replace them add even more depth to their coffers. Acquiring P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute should not be overlooked, and the same is true of this decision to re-sign Nene for the next few seasons.
These Rockets are loaded with top-end talent and high quality rotation members to supplement the work of the stars. They may only possess the league’s third-highest over/under at this stage of the offseason, but they are a good option to become the NBA’s second-best team with room to spare.
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