Gerald Green says Chris Paul, James Harden are leaders; everyone else falls in line
Everyone knows that James Harden and Chris Paul are the two most important players on the floor for the Houston Rockets. Gerald Green thinks their importance to the team extends past what they can do on the floor. Green asserts that Harden and Paul are the leaders on the team and everyone else falls in line.
via Kelly Iko of The Athletic, Green said:
“I’m excited about this squad, man, I really am. I really think this team can do some things special. I think the chemistry part is easy for us. I think there’s a lot of cool guys on the team, you know what I’m saying? So it ain’t gonna be guys are gonna be doing this, doing that. Everybody knows who the leaders are: thirteen and three. They gonna lead us. Everybody else can fall in line and if they don’t fall in line, that’s what I’m here for. I’ll make sure you’re gonna get in line.”
“The leaders are #3 and #13, everyone else falls in line. If you don’t? That’s why I’m here, I’ll make sure you fall in line.” pic.twitter.com/H1BemRjcjz
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) September 24, 2018
The Rockets will go as far as Harden and Paul take them. They have solid guys like Green, Clint Capela, P.J. Tucker, and Eric Gordon around the dynamic backcourt. They’re adding a star in Carmelo Anthony as well as the young tandem from Phoenix in Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight.
There is a level of uncertainty in Houston as they look to improve on their Western Conference Finals appearance last season. The ultimate goal of a championship was within reach. Now it’s up to Harden and Paul to lead their squad to new heights.