Vegas Over/Under: 55.5
The Record Projection: 60-22 of fromal The Bet: Hammer the more Don’t have any worries regarding Chris Paul and James Harden’s match in exactly the same backcourt.
Though it’s an indisputable fact that only 1 basketball is present during any given match, the two guards are tremendous shot-creators who also thrive as spot-up firearms.
Paul scored 1.1 points per possession (PPP) in catch-and-shoot situations (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 trainer Mike D’Antoni the luxury of running with one of the two or in conjunction.
However, this is not just about always having one elite floor general playing.
Though the Houston Rockets parted with some significant pieces to land Paul, they were able to replace them add much more depth to their coffers. Obtaining P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute should not be overlooked, and the same is true of the decision to re-sign Nene for the next few seasons.
These Rockets are loaded with top-end talent and high-quality turning members to supplement the work of the celebrities. They may just have the league’s third-highest over/under at this phase of the offseason, but they’re a solid option to become the NBA’s second-best team with space to spare.