Houston received guards Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams, forwards Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell, plus the non-guaranteed deals of DeAndre Liggins, Darrun Hilliard and Kyle Wiltjer from Los Angeles.
The Houston Rockets on the other hand, will now have two formidable playmakers in their arsenal, not to mention both can score very well.
After he was traded in a blockbuster deal from the Clippers to the Rockets, Chris Paul detailed some of the "unbelievable amount of emotions" he's enduring as he moves on from the franchise he spent the last six seasons with. During his 12 year career, Paul has posted averages of 18.7 points/9.9 assists/4.4 rebounds on 47.3% from the field/37% from three/87% from the line.
The Clippers were eliminated in the first round the past two seasons and Paul isn't the only star who may be leaving. First, this could be a signal of a complete rebuild. "Yeah. I though he had a better chance to win with us", Rivers said.
This trade has also caused many to speculate about the possibility of Carmelo Anthony or Paul George joining Paul and Harden in Houston, which would certainly help their case against the Warriors. Well, they'll try and at least take a couple games from the Golden State Warriors, after reaching an agreement to acquire point guard Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers in a move that shakes up the NBA Championship odds.
So the Rockets succeeded in giving up three good players and a first-round pick for an old point guard. One reason why Harden averaged 29 points a game past year was that the ball was in his hands so often.
"In the view of the tenured players, Austin Rivers never tried to fit in, and when players tried to address the situation with him, he still did not respond the way the core of the team wanted him to", Eaves writes. It led to resentment within the locker room, which often played out during games. And with only one ball going around and multiple egos needing that ball, we could see trouble sooner rather than later.