Blockbuster Trade: Wall for Westbrook

The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards have pulled off a blockbuster trade, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Russell Westbrook will be heading to Washington, in return for John Wall and a protected 2023 1st Round pick. 

There had been speculation about either James Harden or Russell Westbrook getting shipped out of Houston for some time now, and on the other end, John Wall's name has been floating around in trade rumors since the dawn of time. Check out our article from November 17th on the subject. 

Of course, NBA Twitter is going off...  

For Westbrook this will be a reunion of sorts, as he has a relationship with Washington Head Coach Scott Brooks that dates back to 2008-09, Westbrook's first season in the NBA. 

Hopefully for the NBA and the Rockets, Wall is healthy and ready to go. He leaves Washington with career averages 19.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 9.2 apg & 1.7 spg and is the franchise's all-time leader in assists and steals, and played the 3rd most minutes in team history. Westbrook leaves Houston after just one year where he saw his scoring increase, but failed to average a triple-double on the season for the first time since the 2015-16 season. 

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