The 2018 NBA season was already too tough to deal with. Then Russell Westbrook was traded.
In a shocking deal on Thursday evening, the Rockets earned the NBA's Excellent Participant of the Yr award in 2017 and despatched Chris Paul together with various tough selections and exchanges of option to the Thunder.
The Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder has agreed to change Russell Westbrook towards the Houston Rockets towards Chris Paul, a first-round decide in 2024 and 2026, swap selections in 2021 and 2025, ESPN sources advised the league.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 12, 2019
Sources: Select Protections in Thunder / Rockets, Russell Westbrook / Chris Paul Commerce:
Selection of first spherical 2024, protected 1-Four
Selection of first spherical 2026, protected 1-Four
2025 swap, 1-20 protected
2021 Swap, Protected 1-Four – OKC can change the mower peak or peak warmth.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 12, 2019
Oklahoma Metropolis has now racked up eight high gamers because the repechage evening, an unbelievable end result for normal supervisor Sam Presti. It’s doable that the thunder will not be over but, as Paul may very well be transferred to a different staff earlier than the beginning of the 2019-2020 season.
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Gamers within the league shortly responded to the information. Many took to Twitter to share their ideas on Westbrook heading to Houston.
the league went loopy 😱 wow !!
– Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 12, 2019
Can we simply say how all these ANB analysts and analysts, apart from Woj, have been horrible to have been a free company? #nba
– Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) on July 12, 2019
This league boi !!!!
– Bradley Beal (@ RealDealBeal23) July 12, 2019
Probably the most loopy summer time of the NBA by far … And the summer time simply began a number of weeks in the past !! SENSATIONAL…
– al Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 12, 2019
This summer time was like a online game if you're in season mode and also you simply created your individual gamers lol
– Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) July 12, 2019
NBA can be so fascinating this 12 months
– Josh Hart (@joshhart) July 12, 2019
This league is loopy all of you … However you already knew it!
– Trae Younger (@TheTraeYoung) July 12, 2019