The Rockets trading for Chris Paul re-establishes them as a franchise that is willing to go for it, and do whatever it takes to compete for an NBA title.
Teaming Paul in the backcourt with James Harden - plus the possibility of adding another piece this offseason - certainly makes the Rockets entertaining and possible a real challenger to the Golden State Warriors.
However, every addition comes with a subtraction, and that was the case for the Rockets when they had to ship away Pat Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell to the Clippers to make the Paul trade possible.
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