Rockets GM consulting with Harden, Paul ahead of trade deadline

Chris Paul, James Harden and the Rockets appear to be returning to last season's form.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said the team is looking for a trade and he’s not above seeking help from the men in uniform.

More specifically, Morey admitted that occasionally seeks the counsel of Rockets stars James Harden and Chris Paul.

“It’s a humbling thing that they’re both playing at such a high level, especially James right now, that we feel responsibility to their career so we’re constantly focused on how can we help them win,” Morey said on The Rich Eisen Show.

“So there’s a constant dialogue with them about potential players who can maybe come in and help but it’s a partnership with our players and we would never bring someone in that we didn’t think was a great fit, our chemistry is too important for that.”

The Rockets are rising in the Western Conference after a rocky start, with reigning MVP Harden playing perhaps his best basketball yet.

Now that the Rockets seem to be finding their stride, Morey reiterated the idea is to find another veteran before the Feb. 7 trade deadline.

“We’re for now and in peak James Harden as people see,” Morey said. “Chris Paul is obviously playing at a high level but a little bit older.

“Our goal is to win now so for sure we’re always trying to trade off some of our future to try and win now.”

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