NBA Trade: Westbrook to Houston, Paul to OKC

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Oklahoma City Thunder has reportedly traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul.

Houston has traded two first round draft picks and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025 in exchange for Westbrook.

The Miami Heat had were also in contention for Westbrook. The Heat and Thunder reached a stalemate to Miami not wanting to include their younger players in a trade.

Westbrook Reunites with James Harden. They played with the Thunder from 2009 until 2012.

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta spoke of the blockbuster trade, thanking Paul for his two years in Houston.

The Rockets came up just short of their ultimate goal over the past couple of years — a championship. They’ll now try to contend for a title with the two former MVPs.

Before Oklahoma City had the Thunder, they played as the host city for the New Orleans Hornets in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Hornets spent the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons in Oklahoma City.

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