SD2042 wrote:Whole Truth wrote:Adrian Wojnarowski
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, pick swaps in 2021 and 2025, league sources tell ESPN.
Both WB and Harden will be fighting for the ball. Although they are good friends, they both will be putting their egos and the Rockets franchise to the test. Essentially this could be the prequel of "Grumpy Old Men" This time, the movie will be call : Grumpy Young Men" starring James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Coming to theaters in October. Look for the trailers of the movie in September.
However it should be noted, OKC had very poor spacing for a downhill player like Westbrook. If I'm Houston, I'm having him attack the paint & kick to the many shooters Houston have in relation to the Thunders roster. Westbrook is going to put far more pressure on teams to collapse than Paul, which should make Harden more dangerous if he's willing to play more off ball. Not take the ball out of his hands but I think it's a workable situation.