Rockets' Russell Westbrook: Traded to Houston

The Rockets acquired Westbrook (finger) from the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Chris Paul, two protected first-round picks in 2024 and 2026 and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

In yet another blockbuster offseason move, Westbrook's wish of reuniting with James Harden will be granted, as the star point guard will move on to Houston less than a week after co-star Paul George was dealt to the Clippers. While slotting alongside perhaps the NBA's most dynamic offensive player, Westbrook will almost certainly have to sacrifice some usage, which could make it difficult for him to average a triple-double for a fourth consecutive season. After inking a five-year, $205 million contract extension with Oklahoma City in September 2017, Westbrook will be on the books for Houston through the 2022-23 campaign, when the point guard will hold a $47.06 million player option.

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