In the NBA’s second huge trade this week Chris Paul has been traded to the Houston Rockets. The trade leaves the Rockets with two All-Stars in their backcourt. The Rockets acquired Paul in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a protected first-round pick next year and cash considerations. The Rockets acquired Hilliard from Detroit and Liggins from Dallas for cash considerations before adding them to the deal.
“It’s a weapons race in the NBA and you’re either in the weapons race or on the sidelines,” Houston general manager Daryl Morey said. “We felt like with James Harden in his prime and Chris Paul in his prime this gives us a real shot to chase the juggernaut teams that are out there. This puts us right there with them.”
Paul, who is a nine-time All-Star tweeted yesterday “Unbelievable amount of emotions right now..”