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PJ Tucker hates people are only saying Russell Westbrook-James Harden star pairing won’t work

PJ Tucker, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Rockets

Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker hates that people are only saying the Russell Westbrook-James Harden star pairing won’t work.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers have two dynamic duos as well, but pundits don’t seem to be skeptical about those duos as much as the Rockets’.

“I hate when people talk about certain guys and say they can’t work together,” Tucker said, via Ben Golliver of the Washington Post. “It may not work with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard [on the Los Angeles Clippers]. It may not work with Anthony Davis and LeBron James [on the Los Angeles Lakers]. It may not work with anybody.”

Because Russell Westbrook and James Harden are two ball-dominant guards, people around the league believe the two MVPs will have trouble playing with each other.

PJ Tucker thinks it’s going to work in Houston. After all, Harden and Westbrook played together on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Everyone said Chris Paul and Harden wouldn’t be able to play with each other. All the Rockets did was have the best record in the league during the 2017-18 season in Paul’s first year in Houston.

It’s obviously going to take time for Harden and Westbrook to gel on the court, but Tucker is tired of hearing all this negativity surrounding the Rockets.