NBA: NBA bombshell: Westbrook goes to the Wizards in exchange for John Wall
NBA The Rockets will also benefit from a 2023 first round
Lthe Rockets and the Wizards have reached an agreement for the transfer of Russell Westbrook in exchange of John Wall, scoop unveiled by the prestigious journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, from ESPN, who notes that the trade will also include a future draft round for the franchise of Houston.
The output of Westbrook was sung, for he had repeatedly shown his desire to get out of the Rockets, but it was not easy to find a destination for him, 32 to, charge 85.5 million in the next two years and has the option of earning 47 more in a third party.
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
To find a way out and get something interesting in return Rockets have had to resort to a player similar to Westbrook in some ways how it is John Wall for his veteran and for the high cost of his contract.
Wall was not an easy player to transfer with a history of injuries, his 30 to and, above all, a huge contract from which there are still three years and $ 132.9 million. A case similar to Westbrook.
From the franchise of Washington are in favor of building around Bradley Beal, something that did not feel good to WallAlthough it seems normal given that he has not played a game since December 2018 after two serious injuries. In fact, it is not known for sure how he is physically right now. If okay, in Houston be the lieutenant of Harden, if ‘The Beard’ continues, something to be seen.
As to Westbrook, reaches about Wizards in which Bradley Beal he emerged as a leader last season. Between them they will have the obligation to carry the franchise of Washington to the playoffs this season. It remains to be seen what role he assigns to Westbrook the Wizards coach, Scott Brooks, that I already directed him in the Thunder.
The exchange is completed with the transfer of the Wizards to the Rockets of a future first-round pick for the 2023 draft.
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