Patrick Beverley thinks Russell Westbrook, James Harden will work in Houston
Beverley, who doesn’t have the best relationship with Westbrook, is happy for the Rockets and the city of Houston:
Pat Beverley (@patbev21): "The West is going to be even..Of course the acquisition of Westbrook to the #Rockets, stellar move. Happy for the city, extremely happy for the city. They deserve it…I think it'll work." Pat at his camp for kids, Camp Lockdown in Humble. pic.twitter.com/E4P21aHH51
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 18, 2019
The NBA world is eager to see how Russell Westbrook and James Harden are going to make this work. Both former MVPs need the ball in their hands to be effective, as neither star is used to playing off the ball much. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni is going to be under a lot of pressure to make this dynamic duo work in Houston.
Westbrook has averaged a triple-double three seasons in a row. Harden, meanwhile, has led the NBA in scoring the past two seasons. Harden is a better shooter than Westbrook by a wide margin, while Westbrook is an elite slasher and finisher at the rim. Both superstars are going to have to adjust their games in 2019-20. Rockets fans are excited to see the two friends play together, but understand it’s not always going to be pretty.
Patrick Beverley and the Clippers had a big offseason as well. The Clippers landed Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors and Clippers look like the elite teams in the Western Conference now, and it’s going to be a dogfight all season.