Rockets scrap center position in hopes of contending again

Why did the Rockets trade Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook, giving up four draft pick obligations and taking on an extra year of salary to do it in the one year that the only team they couldn't get past imploded? Let us answer that for you: We don't know. But we do know it's done and the Rockets have no choice but to move forward now. Clutch writes that the deadline-day deals sending out Clint Capela, Nene, Gerald Green and another first-round pick for Robert Covington and Bruno Caboclo give the Rockets their best chance to make the Harden pairing with Westbrook work.

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Welcome to the next evolution of Rocketball By Clutch
The Rockets are taking the drastic step of removing the center position in the hope of getting back to contender status
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Podcast: Capela trade rumors, the deadline and Westbrook's fit in Houston By Clutch
David Weiner joins Dave Hardisty to discuss the "changed" Rockets and how trading Clint Capela may now be necessary
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SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019
Discussing the Russell Westbrook Blockbuster By Clutch
David Weiner joins Dave Hardisty on the podcast to (somewhat) try to talk him off the ledge on the Russell Westbrook trade
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The Westbrook Trade: One fan's oral history of a wild night By justtxyank
A fan gathering for a Summer League game turned into a live reaction party for one of the biggest trades in Rockets history
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What in the world is going on with the Rockets? By Clutch
David Weiner joins Dave Hardisty on the podcast to discuss all the insanity going on at Toyota Center
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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019
Evaluating potential Rockets assistant coaches By justtxyank
Houston has cleaned out their coaching staff on the defensive side. Here are some names Morey and the Rockets are likely considering.
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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
Houston Rockets Salary Cap Update: 2019 Offseason Pre-Draft Edition By David Weiner
Having come up just short to the Warriors again, Daryl Morey must find creative ways to improve the Rockets this offseason
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