Russell Westbrook traded by Thunder to Rockets for Chris Paul and picks, per report


Russell Westbrook has been traded by the Thunder to the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Houston is reportedly sending Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025 to the Thunder.

Westbrook will be united with former Oklahoma City teammate James Harden in Houston, giving the Rockets two of the last three NBA MVPs. 

This trade completes an almost total teardown for the Thunder, who dealt Paul George to the Clippers last week. Oklahoma City has acquired eight first-round picks since the 2019 NBA Draft. 

For Wizards fans, the consolation is simple: Westbrook is not joining an Eastern Conference rival.