Latest Woj Bomb Sees Wizards Acquire Russell Westbrook for John Wall
Adrian Wojnarowski never skips a beat.
Just as the Wednesday Night Football game concluded, the NBA’s Twitter god dropped an absolute bombshell, confirming that the Houston Rockets have opted to move Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a 2023 first-round pick.
With rumours of tension between Westbrook and James Harden, the Rockets refused to enter the training camp with an elephant clearly still in the room.
Houston has agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to Washington for John Wall and a first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 3, 2020
Westbrook played in just one lone season in Houston after spending his entire career in Oklahoma City. In 57 games last season, the former league MVP averaged 27.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and seven assists per game while shooting a putrid 25.8 percent from long range.
In return, the Rockets receive the oft-injured Wall who last suited up in 32 games during the 2018-19 season. The year prior, he only played in 41 games so as you can see, the Rockets are very much taking a big risk on a 30-year old point guard due to earn over $40-million in each of his next three seasons. That being said, the financial situation was identical in the case of the Westbrook.
It looks like a move had to be made and both teams opted to move on from their disgruntled superstar point guards.