The Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was asked whether he thinks the Russell Westbrook and James Harden Houston Rockets tandem will work:
“I have no clue, because we haven’t seen them up close so you can kind of speculate all you want. I feel like their friendship off the court will hopefully, or most likely, help in terms of trying to create that on-court chemistry. I mean they have a very specific style with James and the way they’ve been playing for the last three years, and it’s been successful, obviously, for a good amount of the year. So I don’t know how much they can change that. But Russ is an unbelievable talent who can add another dynamic – if they work in tandem,” Curry told Sam Amick of The Athletic.
This past season, Westbrook averaged 22.9 points, 11.1 boards, and 10.7 assists per game. Harden, meanwhile, averaged 36.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per contest.