December 2, 2020
BY Lance Cartelli

Rockets Send Russell Westbrook to Wizards for John Wall

The Rockets are trading an All-Star point guard for the second straight season. 

Houston is sending Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for John Wall and a protected 2023 first-round pick, according to ESPN and The Athletic.

The deal will reunite Westbrook with former Thunder coach Scott Brooks. 

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. 

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? 

Follow Lance Cartelli on Twitter @CasuallyGinger

PHOTO: Getty Images