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The Rockets pull of one of the biggest moves of the offseason.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, pick swaps in 2021 and 2025, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 12, 2019
Houston sent off Chris Paul, two first-round draft picks, and two pick swaps to the Oklahoma City Thunder in return for the 2017 MVP. Paul, in his second year with the Rockets, first of his four-year $150-million contract, played only 58 games with Houston in the 2018-2019 season after battling injuries.
The new was later confirmed by the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen.
Rockets have traded for Russell Westbrook, source confirmed. @wojespn first.
Rockets will send Chris Paul, two first round picks and options to swap two firsts.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 12, 2019
Westbrook is in only the second year of his five-year, $206-million contract. The 30-year-old guard out of UCLA has led the league in assists each of the past two years, including averaging an unprecedented triple-double the last three years. He is set to make $38.5 million this season.
Read more at The Dream Shake.