The Rockets have dealt with heartbreak in back-to-back seasons, falling short in the playoffs to the Warriors. Some people believe the issue is the lack of unity in the locker room, specifically the rift between Chris Paul and James Harden.
Although Houston doesn’t possess much wiggle room in terms of cap space, the front office is looking for a way to add Jimmy Butler. It would involve getting rid of players on larger salaries, such as Eric Gordon and Clint Capela.
Regardless if the Rockets add another superstar or not, the question still remain as to whether or not their backcourt can stay on the same page.
Well, Houston forward PJ Tucker doesn’t think it matters if Paul and Harden are friendly with each other.
Tucker didn’t hold back when talking about the Rockets’ chemistry with The Athletic, saying “If we win a championship together and we f–ing hate each other, then guess what? Who Cares? Nobody. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters. Winning a championship.”
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He’s technically not wrong, as NBA fans would suddenly forget all the negative reports on the Rockets if they hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
The reality is that Houston is running out of time to capitalize on its championship window.
Even if Paul and Harden aren’t so fond of each other, the star-studded duo remain the team’s best chance to win a title.