Photo via Jeff Chiu/AP The article can also be found on the Raiders Wire! Just recently, the Los Angeles Clippers traded their all-star point guard Chris Paul to the Houston […]
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Just recently, the Los Angeles Clippers traded their all-star point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets to team up with MVP runner-up James Harden.
The deal was made to help close the gap between the Rockets and the Golden State Warriors who acquired forward Kevin Durant last offseason turning the Warriors into arguably the best team of all time.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has always shown an interest in Los Angeles basketball and voiced his opinion via Twitter this morning.
Chris Paul and James Harden… wow! Who's bringing the ball up??
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) June 28, 2017
Carr is skeptical of how this team is going to work out, for they have two ball dominant players with Paul and Harden. Therefore, there are not enough basketballs to go around, which will result in Harden most likely sliding back to play the two spot like he did for the majority of his career.
Anyways, Carr might have a similar issue in Oakland as a superstar offense is brewing. There are now big names at every position including Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper, tight end Jared Cook and running back Marshawn Lynch and only one football to go around.
With that being said, Carr will figure out how to keep everyone happy and everything will work out in Houston. The only difference is Houston won’t be good enough to get by the Warriors, but the Raiders have a shot to get by the New England Patriots.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.