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Russell Westbrook Traded to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and More (Yes MORE!!!) Draft Picks

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We thought it was Miami...but now the Thunder’s cornerstone is headed to Houston.

Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder
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Well, the last piece by Hamm asked who blinks first in Russell Westbrook trade talks. Guess it wasn’t Sam Presti this time:

In the end:

That’s...a lot of picks to add to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Terrence Ferguson, Darius Bazley and anyone else OKC trades for to add to their core.

In the end Presti, got his assets and sent Westbrook to a reportedly preferred destination. Early reports also indicate Presti will work with Paul and move him along to another team if a move is desired and can be found, so Paul gets what he wants.

And Houston finally gets what they want — the 2017 NBA MVP.


How do you feel about the Westbrook for CP3 trade?

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  • 34%
    Ecstatic! - Presti maximized what he needed to do for the team’s future.
    (526 votes)
  • 38%
    Sort of happy — OKC moves forward, but their cornerstone is gone.
    (597 votes)
  • 13%
    Not happy — We don’t have Russ and no hope for the next 2 years.
    (211 votes)
  • 13%
    Miserable — the Thunder got fleeced.
    (206 votes)
1540 votes total Vote Now