Russell Westbrook Traded To Houston Rockets; Chris Paul Headed To OKC
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - A shocking trade for Thunder nation - the organization is officially trading Russell Westbrook. The news first broke via ESPN.
According to ESPN, the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025.
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Westbrook was first drafted in 2008. This trade ends Westbrook's 11-year run in a Thunder uniform.
Westbrook is now teaming back up with former Thunder player James Harden in Houston.
Westbrook and Harden played together for three seasons in Oklahoma City, leading the Thunder to the playoffs in each and the finals in 2012.
Chris Paul began his career in Oklahoma City as part of the Hornets, when the franchise was forced to temporarily relocate from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.