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Gregg Popovich has a cheeky response to seeing James Harden-Russell Westbrook duo

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The Houston Rockets went out and traded for All-Star guard Russell Westbrook to paid with former MVP James Harden in the offseason.

Many are looking forward to seeing the two former MVP talents team up this season. The level of expectation from experts for the Rockets with their new dynamic duo has been wide-ranging. There are some that believe that they will miss the playoffs altogether while others believe that they can contend for a championship.

When asked if he was curious to see Westbrook and Harden share the floor together, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich provided one of his classic, cheeky responses.

The very early results of the Westbrook-Harden duo have been underwhelming as a result of Westbrook’s poor offensive play. For reference, the former Oklahoma City Thunder fan-favorite shot 41.5 percent from the field, 26.9 percent on three-pointers, and 63.6 percent on free throws while averaging 5.3 turnovers in preseason play.

It is worth noting that Westbrook has been dealing with dislocated fingers on his right hand. He had to leave the Rockets’ preseason finale early because he aggravated his finger injury. It seems to be an issue for him at times despite head coach Mike D’Antoni saying that he will ‘be fine’ when asked about Westbrook’s finger injuries.

The Rockets open their regular season against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday at the Toyota Center. The tip-off time for that matchup is 8:00 PM EDT.