Oklahoma City Thunder just traded Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets!
The Rockets will send an aging guard Chris Paul, two protected first-round picks (2024 and 2026) and two pick swaps (2021 and 2025) to the Thunder, league sources told ESPN.
The Rockets will have two former MVP guards who are still in their prime and who started their careers together with the Thunder. This was a deal that Harden and Westbrook were each excited about, league sources said.
“We’re excited to have Russell Westbrook,” Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta told Fox 26 in Houston. “I would watch him play for Oklahoma City and he’s so athletic. At the same time, this franchise just had the two years with the most wins its ever had in consecutive years and we wouldn’t have accomplished that without Chris Paul. Chris Paul is unbelievable and he’s gonna be sadly missed.”
Thunder general manager Sam Presti worked with Westbrook and his agent Thad Foucher to help honor his hopes of playing with the Rockets, league sources said. The Thunder also discussed a possible deal with the Miami Heat, sources said.
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