Russell Westbrook has been traded to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, pick swaps in 2021 and 2025. This was very sudden and unexpected.
It was very unlikely for Russell Westbrook to stay with the Thunder after they had another disappointing season, getting eliminated in the first round. But the surprising part is that he was traded to the Houston Rockets, and mainly, in exchange for Chris Paul.
Before this trade even happened, the expectations for Russell Westbrook to sign a deal with the Miami Heat were very high, and the Heat also liked the idea of having a superstar that is competing every game on a high level on their team, and also, making a fantastic duo: Russell Westbrook and Jimmy Butler.
It’s very unimaginable and doubtful for the fans to see Chris Paul in a Thunder jersey next season. The Miami Heat are favorites to land Chris Paul.
However, now, fans around the world are very excited and obsessed with the fact that next season we will see and old duo on a new team back: Russell Westbrook and James Harden.
Is this duo going to shine again?
Will we see the Houston Rockets winning a championship mainly because of these two? Many exciting trades are happening, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Rockets don’t pull off another massive trade…