NBA Rumors: Rockets Trade Russell Westbrook To Wizards For John Wall

Is James Harden next?

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Remember all that drama regarding Houston Rockets players reportedly wanting to be traded?

Well, it appears something finally has come of those rumors.

The Rockets have agreed to trade guard Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards in exchange for point guard John Wall and a first-round draft pick, as first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania added more context regarding the draft selection, reporting it would be a protected first-rounder.

Westbrook has been the center of trade rumors since mid-November, right around when reports were flying that his Houston co-star James Harden also wanted out.

But the Rockets certainly weren’t going to give either player away for nothing, and a five-time All-Star in John Wall along with a draft pick in 2023 is a nice return.

Now, we’ll wait to see what happens with Harden.

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