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SportJames Harden, Chris Paul reportedly at odds over Rockets' style of play

03:00  24 may  2019
03:00  24 may  2019 Source:   hoopsrumors.com

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As the Houston Rockets prepare for a pivotal offseason, the team will need to make sure all of its most prominent figures are on the same page. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, there was “something of a clash of styles” brewing during the season in Houston, as some members of the team — including guard Chris Paul — pushed coach Mike D’Antoni to include more movement in his offense.

D’Antoni and the Rockets, of course, relied heavily on James Harden's isolation-centric style, and those iso possessions became less efficient in the postseason.

There were some “tense moments” between Harden and Paul throughout Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, according to Charania, who hears from sources that the two Rockets guards had a verbal back-and-forth after the game about ball distribution.

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Charania cautions that occasional heated moments like that aren’t uncommon around the NBA, and emotions run particularly high after season-ending losses. Still, it will be interesting to see if an apparent difference in philosophies will result in any tweaks to the Rockets’ offense next season.

Here’s more from around the Southwest:

  • The Rockets hosted a free-agent mini-camp this week, and veteran guard Xavier Munford was among the participants, tweets Michael Scotto of The Athletic. Former Spurs guard Brandon Paul also attended that mini-camp, per Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype (Twitter link).
  • With the Pelicans' head of basketball operations talking about the possibility of retaining Anthony Davis, Will Guillory of The Athletic makes the case for Davis staying in New Orleans, even as he acknowledges a trade is still the most likely outcome.
  • Bobby Marks of ESPN.com takes an in-depth look at the Grizzlies‘ upcoming offseason, exploring the team’s plans for Mike Conley and Chandler Parsons, along with key dates and deadlines worth monitoring.

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