Rockets Send Russell Westbrook to Wizards for John Wall
The Rockets are trading an All-Star point guard for the second straight season.
Houston has agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to Washington for John Wall and a first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 3, 2020
Sources: Protection on the first-round pick that the Wizards traded to Houston in Russell Westbrook/John Wall trade: 2023, Lottery; 2024, Top 12; 2025, Top 10; 2026, Top 8; then becomes two second-rounders.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 3, 2020
The deal will reunite Westbrook with former Thunder coach Scott Brooks.
The swap of the super max extensions:— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) December 3, 2020
Russell Westbrook to Washington
$41.4M, $44.2M and $47.1M (P)
John Wall to Houston
$41.3M, $44.3M and $47.4M (P)
Speaking of reunions, this swap also reunites Wall with his Kentucky teammate DeMarcus Cousins.
Wall, who hasn't played since 2018 due to injury, will get a fresh start in Houston after requesting a trade from the Wizards.
Wall also has a 15% trade kicker which he reportedly refused to waive.
Russell Westbrook and John Wall have some new threads 👀 pic.twitter.com/aeGDSGaVgc— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 3, 2020
A James Harden and Wall backcourt will be, ahem, interesting to say the least. Which begs the question, is Harden the next star on the way out of Houston?
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