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The Rockets are reuniting Westbrook with James Harden in a talented backcourt that has some question marks, while the Thunder continue to stockpile draft assets for the future following the Paul George deal.
How will Harden and Westbrook work? Should OKC hold on to CP3? And what is the best star duo in the league now?
Our NBA Insiders answer the big questions following Thursday’s blockbuster trade and look ahead for each franchise.
1. What’s your initial reaction to this trade?
Bobby Marks: Any contract can be traded in the NBA — even if that player is Chris Paul and he’s owed $120 million over the next three seasons.
Andrew Han: It’s Wee-Bey’s reaction.gif. Paul and Westbrook are household names in the superstar division, but both are on the wrong side of 30. And while Paul is three and a half years older, Westbrook’s contract runs one season longer (ending on a $47 million player option in 2022-23). So the age disparity merits