Chris Paul is making history for the Houston Rockets

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  1. Shaq2Yao

    Shaq2Yao Member

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    The All-Star point guard for the Houston Rockets is making history for the team.

    Chris Paul, despite the doubts from the media that he would not fit in Houston, is playing extremely well with his new team. His numbers are incredible even though quite a few of his games were with limited minutes.

    In fact, CP3 is making history. He is the first player to win his first 14 starts for a new team in the shot clock era, according to Elias Sports.

    He has been fantastic for the Rockets and all signs are pointing to him continuing his success. What has made him so good in Houston?

    Efficiency

    Chris Paul is enjoying a very efficient season so far. He is shooting a tremendous 48.6% from the field, 42.9% from 3 & 91.1% from the free throw line. Having two efficient players as the starting guards for a team has worked perfectly for the Rockets.

    His shooting from deep has been better than ever. He is shooting his best percentage ever, including 5.7% higher than his career average, and more attempts than ever as well. The free and easy D’Antoni offense has allowed him to shoot more and is resulting in more makes for him as well.

    He is currently on a streak of 5 straight games of 20 points or more. He also has the No. 1 offensive rating at an insane 131.7.

    Passing

    The passing of Chris Paul has been as good as ever. After an offseason in which he joined forces with James Harden, it was expected that his assists numbers would go down a decent bit. However, CP3 is still averaging 9.2 assists per game, just 0.7 less than his career average and the same amount as last season.

    He has also been very careful with the ball. Paul is averaging just 2.4 turnovers per game even in the fast-paced offense. He seems to be having fun out there, too, putting on a show for the fans at times.

    Defense

    Chris Paul has always been known as one of the best defenders in the league (unless you are Shaq and somehow don’t know that). That is no different this season. He is playing pretty good one-on-one defense and is also averaging 2.4 steals per game. Based on averages alone, he accounts for a turnover on the other team as much as he himself turns it over.

    He also passed Kobe Bryant all-time with his total steals.

    Chris Paul is making history and playing great for the Houston Rockets.

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    He has a 132 ORTG and it actually seems sustainable
     
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    Harden and CP3 are the 1a and 1b of this team.
     
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    He is a winner, the dude is one of the best point guards to ever play truly fortunate to have him.
     
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    his eFG% is THROUGH DA ROOF
     
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  7. dlite316

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    Hope CP helps Harden bring multiple championships to Houston and retires a Rocket.
     
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    When you have two players currently in the top 6 in the world(Harden 3) Paul(6) things can only get better. CP3 right now is in career best form
     
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    CP3 should be in the discussion for defensive player of the year
     
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    This is written exactly the way I would write an article coming out of middle school.
    which... might actually be a good thing considering the crap that comes out of the ESPN and Bleacher Reports of the world
    I mean... hey, at least there was a structure!
     
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    hmmm. kinda interesting, who would you place ahead of Harden other than Lebron....???
     
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  12. riko

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    A 7 footer who can shoot from all over the floor, block shots in his sleep and has the ball skills of a point guard. Kevin Durant!

    LBJ
    Durant
    Harden
    Leonard(fully fit)
    Curry
    Paul
     
  13. iNoseBleedRed

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    What about curry makes him better than Paul, Greek freak, anthony Davis when healthy, Russel Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, And more I can’t think of. If you put any one of the aforementioned names on a team full of role players vs a team full of the same role players plus curry, curry would lose.
     
  14. riko

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    Curry led the 2015 Warriors to a title.To be honest you are probaly right and he should be ahead of Curry.
     
  15. JohnMac82

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    Curry is offensive only. I should not be on that list...
     
  16. CometsWin

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    He just needs to stay healthy and we've got a shot.
     
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    Durant is an offensive force and can't be stopped, but let me ask you this and i don't wanna sound biased, does Durant make his teammates better, or let me be more specific, would Durant lead a team full of role players (gordon, Anderson, Capela, beverley.....) to a 2nd seed in stacked western conference like Harden did last season...??

    I know i might get flamed for this, but I would take Harden over Durant at anytime of the day because what Harden did last season and how revolutionized his game to a PG was truly something special. The dude was playing like he was from another planet and he showed the world what he is capable of...
     
  18. riko

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    Durant pretty much carried the Warriors in the playoffs and out-played Lebron and won the finals MVP.BTW, as soon as he left OKC they fell off a cliff so he can carry teams. I love James man, but Durant is a slightly better player.
     
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    Durant has always had better teammates than Harden by like a lot
     
  20. riko

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    That is true.
     
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