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SportReport: Russell Westbrook has been aware he was Houston bound for about a week

03:58  13 july  2019
03:58  13 july  2019 Source:   rocketswire.com

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Las Vegas – Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point

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On Thursday night, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, in conjunction with Royce Young, dropped a Woj bomb informing the sports world that the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder struck a deal involving All-Star point guards Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul. The deal will reunite former MVP teammates, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden in Houston.

The duo spent three seasons together in Oklahoma City from 2009-2012, before the Thunder trade Harden to the Rockets during the off-season of 2012. During that three year span, the duo helped lead the Thunder to the Finals in their final season together, but wasn't able to the complete the historic season by raising the trophy losing to the Miami Heat in five games.

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Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Westbrook is among the league's most lethal rim attackers, and yet he keeps launching deep twos Westbrook can collapse a defense anytime he wants to, which should provide plenty of open looks "I think that Russell has to take a step back," Charles Barkley said on the TNT broadcast late Tuesday.

Before the news broke that Westbrook would be heading to Houston, he along with his childhood friend Comedian Demetrius "Juice" Deason were hosting their annual Why Not?? Comedy show at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa. According to Heavy's Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson, Westbrook was scheduled to talk with reporters at 8:15 p.m. However, time minutes before Woj's announcement broke and decided to skip the interview session and took the stage to introduce "Juice."

At the end of the night, Westbrook came back on stage and thank the crowd from coming out and supporting the event. He also posed for pictures with fans.

The Thunder have decided to hit the reset button after trading Paul George this past weekend to the Clippers, and Westbrook, according to numerous reports had been on the trading block as well. However, most of the reports had him headed to Miami. Instead, he will join James Harden in Houston to form of the most exciting guard tandems in NBA history.

Per Robinson, two sources close to Westbrook and circle was aware that he would be headed to Houston for almost a week.

Robinson also spoke with Deason, and he stated the timing could not have been better. "It's dope."

If I could have picked that we dropped the news on any day, I think it would have been tonight. I think that's what I would have wanted. The comedy gods were on my side tonight.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for a package that includes Chris Paul According to the report , Westbrook wanted to play with his former Thunder teammate James Harden, and OKC general manager Sam Presti worked with

Reporting story with @royceyoung: Houston has reunited Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Thunder are playing a long-game unseen in recent NBA history: Seven additional first-round picks lined up James Harden and Russell Westbrook are back together 🚀. Westbrook is headed to the

https://twitter.com/ScoopB/status/1149493261930680320

As for Chris Paul, he will be headed back to Oklahoma City, where he spent his first two seasons as a member of the Oklahoma City Hornets, who had to relocate from New Orleans because of the effects of Hurricane Katrina. During his tenure in a Hornets uniform, Paul won the Rookie of the Year in 2006.

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