OKC Thunder Trade Russell Westbrook to Rockets for Chris Paul & Draft Picks

After Paul George was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers to pair up with Kawhi Leonard in their hometown, it felt like the writing was on the wall.

The Oklahoma City Thunder were over as we knew them and a rebuild was in motion.

It was reported that teams like the Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets and Miami HEAT were all vying for Russell Westbrook‘s services and the organization wanted to do right by him to send him to a team he actually wanted to play with.

Turns out that team was the Houston Rockets to reunite him with James Harden.

The move swaps out CP3 for Russ on the Rockets, making the Rockets stronger on paper. Critics are wondering how his game on the court will mesh with Harden, since the two need the ball in their hands a lot, but it feels like the two could mesh better than Paul did with The Beard.

On the other side, the Thunder amass even more draft picks (a total of eight) as they have gone on a full blown rebuild.

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