Breaking news from the NBA last night confirms that the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets, in exchange for 2 future first round draft picks and Chris Paul. Originally reports had indicated that Westbrook may have been bound for the Miami Heat, however sources note that the two teams could not come up with an agreement and that discussions were at a stalemate yesterday morning. Westbrook, a former MVP, now rejoins James Harden in Houston after the two were teammates earlier in their career in OKC, while Chris Paul returns to Oklahoma City where he played for a short time earlier in his career with the Hornets.
The trade now secures that Oklahoma City has a whopping 8 future first round draft picks ON TOP of the ones they will have themselves automatically. Additional reports have indicated that the Thunder front office is expecting Chris Paul to be a part of the immediate future with OKC, with the addition of new players along with veterans like Steven Adams.