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Chris Broussard thinks Rockets should offer Chris Paul for Ben Simmons trade

Ben Simmons, Chris Paul

FOX Sports Analyst Chris Broussard thinks the Houston Rockets should offer point guard Chris Paul to the Philadelphia 76ers for All-Star Ben Simmons.

The Rockets lost to the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the playoffs in six games. Broussard says Houston needs a frontcourt player who can initiate the offense so Harden’s workload can decrease:

This is a bold trade offer by Broussard, because the Sixers would never do this trade. Simmons just finished his second year in the NBA and has established himself as one of the best young players in the league. Paul, meanwhile, is 34 and on the tail end of his career with the Rockets.

Paul will make a whopping $38,506,482 next season and $41,358,814 in 2020-21. He’s still a really good player, but the Rockets probably won’t be able to find a trade suitor for CP3 if general manager Daryl Morey decides to put him on the trade block.

During the regular season, Paul averaged 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game. He shot 41.9 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 86.2 percent from the free-throw line.

Paul put up 17.0 points and 5.5 assists per game during the Rockets’ playoff run. Houston got eliminated by the Warriors for the second straight postseason.