The Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets each face questions entering next season. After the respective pairings of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in LA, and James Harden and Russell Westbrook in Houston each resulted in a playoff exit, would a trade between these teams make sense?
Paul George is only committed to Los Angeles for next season, as he’ll have the ability to depart in free agency in 2021 if he so chooses.
Westbrook, on the other hand, is signed long-term.
The possibilities between these two teams are so interesting because each has more than one star. A trade of George doesn’t necessarily dismantle the Clippers, and the same argument could be made of Westbrook in Houston.
Let’s take a look at a hypothetical trade that would send Westbrook to Los Angeles and George to Houston.