Reports: Thunder trade Russell Westbrook to Rockets for Chris Paul

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Posted at 7:36 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 21:16:48-04

Russell Westbrook's playing days as a Thunder are over.

According to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets.

The Thunder have agreed to trade Westbrook for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, pick swaps in 2021 and 2025, Wojnarowski tweeted.

Paul is no stranger to playing basketball in OKC inside then Ford Center, which is now known as Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Paul began his NBA career in OKC when he played for the New Orleans Hornets. The team played 35 games in Oklahoma City during the 2005-06 season.

When Westbrook officially joins the Rockets, he will be reunited with former Thunder teammate James Harden.

Harden played for the Thunder from 2009 to 2012.

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