Well that was quick. Reportedly The Houston Rockets agree with a trade with Oklahoma City Thunder. Point guards Russel Westbrook and Chris Paul will swap teams. This trade reunites Westbrook and James who were integral parts along with Kevin Durant when OKC made the NBA Finals in a loss to Lebron James and the Miami Heat.
Since the offseason rumors were floating around that Chris Paul and James Harden were not on the same page. Both have denied the rumors. Chris Paul who has had injury plagued season can’t be happy with this deal as he now finds himself alone in OKC. The Thunder fans most likely will not be happy either as this ends their playoff run.
Rumors that no one wants to play with Westbrook are also being spread because ehe averages a triple double for the past three seasons. Essentially stealing rebounds, which is ridiculous in my opinion.
Chris Paul may look to get waived and picked up by a playoff contending team that can afford him.