It is official, on July 11th, 2019 Russell Westbrook is heading to the Houston Rockets. For this trade to take place, Chris Paul had to be traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. In addition to that trade, the Houston Rockets gave up two first-round picks and two first-round pick swaps. ESPN’s Senior NBA Insider, Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news at 8:26 pm.
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
The eight-time Allstar point guard was drafted in the first round with the number four pick overall in 2008. Westbrook has only played on OKC since he was drafted in 2008. Fans and analysis can not wait to see Russell Westbrook and James Harden play together again on the same team. Both dynamic players will dominate the court and made the Western Conference a lot more interesting.