Rockets superstar James Harden states Warriors will ‘still be good’
Despite losing Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets in free agency, the Warriors still have four All-Stars on the team in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, D’Angelo Russell and Draymond Green. However, Thompson is expected to miss a big chunk of the 2019-20 season recovering from his ACL tear.
Harden, though, believes the Warriors will “still be good.” Overall, the Rockets superstar is excited for the new year to start.
“For me, I don’t care who I go against. Obviously we all know the team that was really very, very good for these last few years. They’ll still be good, for sure,” Harden told Vanity Fair. “You can’t overlook them. So I’m just excited for the new year. Another opportunity to bring home a championship.”
The Rockets have a great chance to win the title next season after acquiring former MVP Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason. With James and Harden and Westbrook leading the charge, Houston is the only team in the NBA with two MVPs on its roster.
The Rockets also signed former Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler in free agency. He will provide solid veteran leadership and defensive minutes when Clint Capela is on the bench getting rest.
Houston has lost to the Warriors three out of its last four postseasons. Next season is a great opportunity for the Rockets to finally get over the hump and dethrone Golden State.