Monday, January 18

Russell Westbrook traded to Wizards


Russell Westbrook will now play with the Washington Wizards since the Houston Rockets traded him on Wednesday.

At least that’s what ESPN reported on Wednesday. In return, the Rockets get John Wall and a protected first-round pick in 2023.

The 32-year-old Californian has only played one season in Houston after starting his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder for 11 years. In 2019-20, he averaged 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7 assists in 57 games.

A former NBA MVP, Westbrook has a contract valid for the next two seasons, with an option of $ 46.7 million for the 2022-2023 campaign. He had already expressed his desire to leave the Texan formation, according to what the site The Athletic had reported in November.

Wall has been on the sidelines since he sustained a heel injury during the 2018-19 season. An infection and a ruptured Achilles tendon caused him to miss the entire last campaign. He has been invited to the All-Star Game five times during his career, which began in 2010-2011.


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