NBA Season preview: Rockets ready to launch title charge

The Houston Rockets acquired NBA All-Star Russel Westbrook in a blockbuster trade with Chris Paul during the offseason as Mike D'Antoni rolls the dice again in pursuit of NBA glory. 
James Harden had a more than memorable, and arguably MVP worthy, 36 ppg season in 2018-19 but finished his campaign empty handed as the Rockets exited the playoffs in the second-round following another defeat to the Golden State Warriors and Giannis Antetokounmpo walking away with the MVP award.  
James Harden is a tireless scorer
Undoubtedly, he will be motivated to prove voters wrong and shrug off talks of his post season performances as the Rockets aim to go all the way in this years NBA season. 
The team they have assembled definitely has the talent to win-it-all, but the question will be if they can put-it-all together in four consecutive series' in a stacked Western Conference. 

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The Houston offense, characterised by an onslaught of three-points shots and almost no attempts from mid-range traded for Russel Westbrook, who notoriously shoots too many 3's for his low efficiency and puts up more mid-range jumpers than almost anyone in the NBA. 
There is no surprise that NBA fans are interested to see how coach D'Antoni is going to balance his teams offense and whether it will prove to be successful, one thing is for sure, it will be exciting. 
Harden and Westbrook previously played together at Oklahoma City Thunder
This year could be the year the Rockets finally reach their potential as far too many recent campaigns have ended in disappointment, and with Harden continuing to push NBA scoring boundaries, Clint Capela potentially justifying his paycheck and Westbrook taking more calculated shots the ceiling of this Houston team is as high as any. 

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Published: 10/01/2019