Sport: James Harden on Russell Westbrook trade: 'It's going to be a lot of fun this year' - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

SportJames Harden on Russell Westbrook trade: 'It's going to be a lot of fun this year'

23:30  12 july  2019
23:30  12 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Russell Westbrook pens heartfelt goodbye to OKC after trade to Rockets

Russell Westbrook pens heartfelt goodbye to OKC after trade to Rockets "I can’t even begin to put into words all of the emotions I have right now," Westbrook wrote. "It’s been one heck of a journey Oklahoma!"

James Harden on Russell Westbrook trade: 'It's going to be a lot of fun this year' © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

James Harden and Russell Westbrook are together again, and Harden is looking forward to it.

The Rockets acquired the 2017 NBA MVP from the Thunder Thursday in exchange for Chris Paul, protected first-round draft picks in 2024 and 2026, and the rights to swap picks in two other drafts.

Harden, who played his first three NBA seasons in Oklahoma City with Westbrook, is definitely pleased to be reunited with his old teammate.

"When I left OKC I was sad," Harden said Friday (via The Athletic). "Then Houston made a home for me. Rockets is my home. And now an opportunity came available where Russ wasn't happy. Now we're back. It's going to be a lot of fun this year, I guarantee you that.“

Russell Westbrook trade rumors: Thunder send star to Rockets for package including Chris Paul

Russell Westbrook trade rumors: Thunder send star to Rockets for package including Chris Paul The Rockets did trade Chris Paul and the Thunder did trade Russell Westbrook.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Harden and Westbrook "strongly favored the move and a chance to play in a backcourt together." Now it's up to head coach Mike D'Antoni to build the offense around the two NBA MVPs (Harden won the award in 2018).

Russell Westbrook trade rumors: Rockets in pursuit despite deal being a 'long shot'.
Houston has been ambitious in its pursuit of top talent and might be able to acquire Westbrook without moving Chris Paul.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!