The Houston Rockets just had a tip-top 2016-2017 NBA season. They finished with a 55-27 record clinching the number three spot in the Western Conference.

The Rockets was phenomenal in the regular season but they failed to go past the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals

James Harden had a monster 2016-2017 NBA season, averaging 29.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 11.2 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks. Harden has always been mocked for his defense, but in the past season and with a new system instilled by Rocket's Head coach Mike D'Antoni, things were different and the inspired Harden proved all the doubters wrong.

Acquiring Chris Paul

The first big move the Houston Rockets made was when they traded Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a protected first-round pick next year and cash considerations in exchange for Chris Paul.

Chris Paul has been known as a Point god, making accurate and on time passes to teammates making it easy for them to score.

The 32-year-old and nine-time All-star Paul has spent all of his last six seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers and has led the Clippers to six straight post season appearances but never went past the Western Conference semifinals.

Chris Paul averaged 18.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 9.2 assists, 2.0 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game last season.

What will be New York's next move?

The Rockets are not done yet, as they look to sign another all-star in the name of Carmelo Anthony.

Chris Paul is entering the final year of his contract, which implies that this year will be Houston Rockets' General Manager Daryl Morey's last chance to make a championship caliber team before there will be a clog up in the Rockets' payroll.

James Harden has grown to be a superstar and one of the league's most valuable players from being a third option sixth man. He is entering his sixth year with the Houston Rockets and has become their leader.

Harden is one of the main reasons why Chris Paul decided to join the Rockets after his career with the Los Angeles Clippers.

He is also trying really hard to recruit Carmelo Anthony to join them, and Carmelo has responded by saying multiple times that he is also interested in going to the Rockets

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and James Harden will be a very scary trio if the Rockets succeed in making this trade happens. And with a very durable cast supporting the three the Rockets will surely look to have a go at the NBA championship.