@Brent Who should they have gotten? That's what Beverly was: a complementary player to Harden. You see how that worked out. Stars win championships in the NBA now. i.e. golden State. It was time to try something else. If that means having the best or 2nd best back court in the game then go for it.
Paul and Hardin will just get in each other's way. Houston should have added a more complementary player to Harding skill set
Once James harden and Chris Paul get used to playing with each other they will be the second best in the west.