Wizards and Rockets Discussing Blockbuster Deal

According to multiple reports, including from The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Houston Rockets and the Washington Wizards have held conversations around a trade that swaps two superstar point-guards in Russell Westbrook and John Wall.

Houston has been all over the news for all the wrong reasons this week, after both Westbrook and James Harden have reportedly asked to be moved. In Westbrook the Wizards would receive a 32-year-old who has three years left on his deal including a player option, which totals roughly $133 million dollars. The triple double machine may fit in perfectly with shooting guard Bradley Beal, to form a new 1-2 punch for the Wiz.

In Wall, Houston would be getting a star player who's battled injuries most of his career. From heel surgery to a torn Achilles, it's been a rough go for Wall who may flourish with a change of scenery. 

The money is basically equal for both players, and it's believed Houston is holding out at this point as they want more assets from the Wizards which appears to be because of the potential of Wall getting hurt.

More to come as things are cooking in the NBA. 

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