Paul and Harden reportedly don't see eye-to-eye in terms of how Houston's offense should run. Paul wants to see more ball movement, while Harden is content with running the show as the isolation king:
The delicate relationship between Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Chris Paul has been termed “unsalvageable” and the star players want a divorce, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Paul went to Rockets management and demanded a trade, and Harden issued a “him or me” edict following the Rockets’ second-round loss to the Golden State Warriors, sources said.
The Rockets are going to have a very hard time finding a trade partner for Paul, who arguably has one of the worst contracts in the NBA. CP3 will make $38,506,482 next season, $41,358,814 in 2020-21 and has a player option worth $44,211,146 for the 2021-22 season.
The Rockets had the best record in the NBA in 2017-18, the first year Paul and Harden were teammates. It seemed like the two stars were meant to play together.
However, this season wasn't smooth at all, and now it appears Paul is ready to get out of town as soon as possible.