Russell Westbrook's arrival will make the Houston Rockets successful, according to an "excited" James Harden.
The Heat reportedly had interest in Paul at some point during the offseason, but they are no longer "actively pursuing" him.
Sam Presti paid tribute to NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook following his move to the Houston Rockets.
Oklahoma City acquired Paul, along with two first-round selections and two pick swaps, from the Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook.
James Harden is pleased to be having the chance to play with Russell Westbrook again.
Harden, who played his first three NBA seasons in Oklahoma City with Westbrook, is definitely pleased to be reunited with his old teammate.
Oklahoma City hopes Paul won't "play a game in a Thunder uniform" after the guard was traded from the Rockets late Thursday.
The mounting rift between Paul and Harden had been reported in June, revealing Paul demanded a trade. But Paul and GM Daryl Morey denied it.
Houston's decision to trade Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook makes team owner Tilman Fertitta excited.
The Houston Rockets' decision to trade Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook makes team owner Tilman Fertitta excited.