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The Houston Rockets make blockbuster trade by sending guard Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for guard John Wall and a 2023 first-round protected pick.
Russell Westbrook reportedly has been vocal about wanting to be traded since the Rockets fired general manager Daryl Morey and head coach Mike D’Antoni. Morey made the trade to bring Westbrook from the Oklahoma Thunder to the Rockets.
It’s been reported that Westbrook wasn’t comfortable with the directions the Rockets organization was going in.
There were also reports about John Wall not being happy in Washington and requesting a trade after rumors surfaced about the team was “shopping” him around listening to offers.
Westbrook, going into his 13th season, averaged 27.2 points, 7.0 and 7.6 rebounds per game last season. He played along side James Harden, who has also requested a trade.
Wall, who missed all of last season and has only played 73 games in the two years prior, is entering his 10th season. He’s played for the Wizards his entire career until now.
Both players will have to adapt as it will be their first time playing in the different conferences.