BREAKING: Russell Westbrook Traded To The Houston Rockets For Chris Paul & Draft Picks

BREAKING: Russell Westbrook Traded To The Houston Rockets For Chris Paul & Draft Picks



welcome into this special breaking news edition of MBA now here on chat sports YouTube live I am James Yoder my first time hosting an MBA show solo I believe breaking in here where we at 9:24 Eastern 624 on the west coast we have a blockbuster mph trade Russell Westbrook mr. triple-double himself the MVP of the league few years back is reuniting with his longtime I just do not Valentines he met his former superstar teammate James Harden Russell Westbrook is headed to of the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul and a boatload of draft picks rockets GM daryl morey making a big-time move to reunite you reunite the two former teammates the former MVP you know two seasons ago and three seasons ago in Russell Westbrook in James Harden to form potentially one of the most dynamic scoring duo's the NBA has ever seen this is a blockbuster trade just hitting the Newswires in the last little bit of time here want to go over all the details the trades get your reaction here on chat Sports NBA now and kind of walk through where the Rockets now stand in the Western Conference going into this 2019-20 NBA season so let's get it going here on YouTube live chat sports what is your one word reaction to the West Russell Westbrook for Chris Paul and a boatload of draft picks what is your one word reaction to this trade mine I hate it it is holy sh s word okay I'm gonna keep this PC at the moment maybe I'll start swearing here in just a minute if you're just joining us you see it on the bottom of the screen russell westbrook traded to the Houston Rockets will reunite with James Harden Chris Paul leaving well he will be headed north to Oklahoma City these cities separated by four five hour drive they are swapping star guards now take a look at a little more of the details with Westbrook now headed to Houston Rockets they worked at the Westbrook after Paul George was shipped out just over the weekend to the Clippers he worked with clipper with Thunder GM Sam Presti and the thunder brass to make sure that the Thunder are going to be set up long-term they are going to have all kinds of graphics not only from the Clippers but now for the Rockets to to you know frankly accommodate this loss in two superstars in a matter of days and really this is now the fourth superstar this franchise is lost in the past five six seasons you've got you've got James Harden leaving a few years later you've got Kevin Durant leaving Paul George now Russell Westbrook so let's take a look at the trade one more time this blockbuster breaking story here at 9:26 Eastern on a Thursday night if you're joining us now the details are as follows Russell Westbrook former MVP headed to the Houston Rockets to reunite with James Harden Chris Paul a 2024 first-round pick a 2026 first-round pick and a swap of picks a picked swap option in 2021 and 2025 so two first-round picks and Chris Paul and then potentially two better first-round picks in a couple other years in the the Thunder are stocked full of draft picks for the foreseeable future now I want to go and take a look at what this lineup of the Rockets will look like going forward probably get that that breaking news a little lower third there Lisa thank you got producer Alicia rushing in from a yoga class I believe so to join me here in studio to bring this breaking news Russell Westbrook obviously 23 points a game last year will join Eric Gordon and James Harden in a just absolutely dynamic backcourt maybe one they could only be matched by the Warriors with DeAngelo Russell Steph Curry and when clay Thompson returns healthy PJ Tucker and Clint capela two years ago this team was in Game seven with the Golden State Warriors gave him fits last year took it to six games in the second round of the playoffs you're not going to tell me that there is a more talented lineup maybe in the entire NBA then this Rockets one I do believe these question and the challenge that they will face is whether or not Westbrook and James Harden can relive some of that glory Sands Kevin Durant that took them to the 2012 NBA Finals losing in five games to LeBron James and the Miami Heat now let's take a look at Chris Paul on the other side headed to what I believe this will be is for to you in this career with the with the Oklahoma City Thunder Delta the Delta the Thunder clearly the rumors coming out of the offseason that him and James Harden hadn't spoken in a while and even though GM daryl morey tried to downplay that drama he did reveal that hey maybe everybody but but James Harden is on the table for a trade so Chris Paul is going to go into the twilight of his career on a very I would say under talented roster with the Oklahoma City Thunder in this breaking story so interesting to see what Chris Paul's career will go from here I don't know I haven't got all the details on what the Thunder could do with him but I wouldn't be surprised if Chris Paul wasn't playing for the Thunder next year maybe they move him you know they moved to the Lakers for something else I'm not sure how that contractor work etc going forward but as of now he is on the Oklahoma City Thunder and this is what their lineup will look like going into next year Chris Paul at the point guard you've got Shea Alexander Terrace Ferguson turns first I'm sorry Steven Adams and Danilo Gallinari as the starting lineup for the Thunder going into this next season I don't know about you guys this looks like a pretty pedestrian team for the Oklahoma City Thunder going into next year let's keep it moving Russell Westbrook trade heads to the use of rockets the big three the four big three of Durant and Westbrook and James Harden it leaves Oklahoma City with one NBA Finals appearance as a as a group I guess a lot of disappointing playoff appearances a 3-1 deficit 3-1 lead surrendered to the Golden State Warriors in 2016 but this team Thunder is I think projecting they are going forward with a lot of opportunities to have tons of draft picks the Thunder going forward major rebuild mode there with Chris Paul being kind of the only draw in town on this team I guess along with Stephen Adams but Russell Westbrook will be reunited with James Harden ain't with the Thunder and frankly I think the Thunder have a super exciting roster next year I cannot wait to watch this Thunder team play going into the 2019 2020 season were a few months left away from the season getting started but that is the breaking news here on NBA now from chat sports live on YouTube and if you haven't yet if you're coming across our channel for the first time make sure you are subscribed to us chat Sports has owned the NBA offseason we have the number-one draft coverage and a live NBA draft coverage beat bleacher report beat Sports Illustrated all these other companies we have been going live for hours every single day taking the times off on a Thursday night to come in and bring you this live breaking news Russell Westbrook Chris Paul traded and we want you to be 127 and 2 of our subscribers as we go towards 130 K so do it subscribe now go ahead and hit s in the comment section we'll give some people some shout outs will answer your questions later on the show so use hashtag and BA if you want me to answer your questions here later in the show let's take a look at what the Thunder are getting in former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook 22 point nine points per games last year 11 rebounds everyone runs and 10 points 7 assists shooting 29% from 3 so you say wait those numbers look pretty good the man is a living breathing triple-double and he's not just done at this season a few years back again he has basically gone for a triple-double in three straight seasons as his averages winning the NBA MVP a few years back Russell Westbrook headed to the Houston Rockets Chris Paul will depart town with a few first-round draft picks now what does this mean as far as cap hit what will the Houston Rockets be paying to acquire Russell Westbrook it is not an obnoxious contract especially considering what Chris Paul was getting paid at 38 point five million dollars is coming season 41.4 in 2020 2021 and then in the 2122 season 44 and then I mean just imagine thing in 15 years ago if this number will be said Russell Westbrook who has been bounced in the playoffs the last three seasons I believe in the first round in four years from now will make 47 point 1 million dollars guaranteed whether or not he plays a game that year whether he does it whether it makes a single dollar of endorsements that's the kind of cash he's gonna be getting paid by the Houston Rockets he's a brand-new team what about the guy he was dealt for mr. Chris Paul cp3 a lot of playoff failures and certainly opportunities to take teams to an NBA Finals but really has never gotten it done and maybe you won't ever have a chance to get it done which would be surprising given all the promise that his career showed if it came out of Wake Forest in the 2005 NBA Draft 16 points a game just shy 4.6 rebounds eight point two assists one of the better point guards of a generation I think you can make a case that he's a surefire hall-of-famer probably a first-ballot hall-of-famer struggled with with shooting and some other turnovers early in his career but has really turned into a complete player the biggest knock on him being couldn't get it done and there have always been some relationship concerns with the other stars he has played with throughout his NBA career so recapping once again James Yoder here on NBA now live from Chad Swartz bringing you the latest the greatest NBA trade news that is really the second time in in under a week it was last Friday night into the Saturday morning at 2:00 a.m. Eastern now it's here on Thursday 9:30 for Eastern sit less than six days since the Paul George was traded from the same Thunder to the Clippers and Kawhi Leonard choosing the Clippers in free agency we have another blockbuster trade involving the Oklahoma City Thunder they are in a complete rebuild mode getting two first-round picks 20 24 20 26 and then pick swap options plus Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook and I'll note and we'll some more details coming in here but both Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook are locked in for a number of years then Chris Paul has three more years after this one Russell Westbrook is three or four often if confirmed that here so these players the Leslie new teams move them they will have found new homes for years to come I don't think Chris Paul has much you know chance of success with the Thunder but this Rockets team with Russell Westbrook is a big-time contender for the NBA title but I wanna know from you guys the lovely NBA now chat Sports YouTube live audience you guys been with for the last month of all things MBA from about a week before the draft till now 7/11 day and the MBA is still open for business who in the trade type are for Rockets type t4 Thunder are for rockets if they won the trade getting Russell Westbrook and it's three four more years in this contract type t4 Thunder hey they got a star in Chris Paul the Thunder did they got a couple first-round draft picks and the opportunity for a couple more and they've got something like five six port draft picks you know in addition to their own over the next five or six seasons so they have a ton of opportunities to rebuild much like the Celtics did when they got rid of Paul Pierce and in Kevin Kevin Kevin Garnett yeah Kevin gonna I was thinking who do they get was a Garnett was a rail a few years back in those trades with the Nets but that's how about Russell Wilson will he finally get that NBA championship he's been in the you know the NBA for over a decade now he's been to the NBA Finals once with the the 3-pack of him Westborough him Harden and Kevin Durant yeah they're quite a few other players a funny note that that harden didn't I say Russell Wilson I'm saying here in Russell Wilson I said Russell Wilson Hey look okay I was I was taking a nap when this news broke Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook you know Russell Westbrook made the finals once in 2012 that's a generation ago that was seven years ago now he's got an MVP he's got amazing stats Kevin Durant left him Paul George left him now he has a chance to reunite with James Harden Russell Westbrook James Harden in Houston with the rockets will Russ win a title with the Rockets type Y for yes type in for no let's take a look at the trade one more time in just a few moments folks we are going to show you guys our updated Western Conference 22:19 2020 NBA power rankings so stick with us theater through that we'll recap the trade get any more details coming through in a matter of moments but to recap this trade one more time Russell Westbrook headed to the Houston Rockets Chris Paul 2024 first a graphic a 2026 first-round draft pick and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025 headed to the Oklahoma City Thunder look into our Western Conference rankings here now but that is the trade Westbrook for Chris Paul all right thank you so much for joining us here on MBA now discussing the breaking news russell westbrook headed to the houston rockets in a blockbuster trade that sees Chris Paul head north to Oklahoma City to join the Thunder the Thunder also getting a couple first-round draft picks in 2024 in 2026 and that is the big news the second blockbuster trade involving the the Oklahoma City Thunder in a matter of days it was first Friday night with Paul George being shipped to the Clippers for a handful of draft picks the biggest you know uh assortment of draft picks in MBA trade history now they're getting a couple more now they're getting Russell Westbrook and this is the trade Elisha if we want to we can toss the trade details back up while we're getting the Western Conference standing I've got the chat Sports experts in the background calculating all the analytics and manna Linux to figure out who has the best teams in the Western Conference gonna bring those stats to you are those rankings in just a few moments one through fourteen fifteen all teams in the Western Conference where does this rockets team now with Russell Westbrook where do they rank compared to the Lakers compared to the Warriors compared to some Utah Jazz the Denver Nuggets you might be surprised in this in this upcoming graphics we've got some more information coming through on these first-round picks particularly these Thunder first-round draft picks in upcoming drafts next year they've got the Denver Nuggets first-round draft pick 2020 – all right so – next year and their own if top twenty I'm sure some details on there oh yeah 20 20 21 yeah go back to those formulation quick by Denver their own then is that via MI who is that Milwaukee or Miami I'm not sure for 2021 they have two first-round draft picks 2022 they have the Clippers first-round draft pick so two to one then we go to 2023 let's keep this class the Thunder lottery train going they've got their own and then they've got a Miami Heat one so I'm guessing that one from before was Miami we just miss the a in 2024 they've got to again all right lottery protected is that Miami Heat one in 2023 it's keep it moving to 2024 we're talking about five years out they've got one of our Houston the one they just acquired in this Chris Paul trade the the Houston Rockets Thunder trade moving russell westbrook then 2025 they've got their own 2026 they've got another Clippers one and their own and Houston 2026 they have three first-round graphics so this is an insane boatload of draft picks up for the Oklahoma City Thunder that is what they're gonna be dealing with with Chris Paul being the only star they've got on this roster moving forward thank you for watching NBA now with Chad sports from Chad sports I am James Yoder your host here on a Thursday night blockbuster NBA trade russell westbrook traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul of 2024 and 2026 first-round draft picks and graphics and then a couple options for NBA draft first-round pick swaps in those years which will be the thunders option if they want to have a better picture with the Rockets if somehow end up with a better pick than them even though with what Russell Westbrook going seems unlucky let's take a look at our new Western Conference power ranking heading into the 2019 2020 season a season that will start with klay Thompson being injured obviously Kevin Durant no longer in the Western Conference and Kawhi Leonard and Paul George headed from their respective teams the Raptors and the Thunder they are headed to the LA Clippers and we have them ranked they're the betting favors red ranked as well as the number one team in the Western Conference going into the 2019 NBA season getting tipped off here in about three and a half months let's take a look at number two on a new Western Conference Power Rankings the way number twos not the Lakers what kind of rankings are these well this Nuggets team is bringing back everybody folks and they had the second best record in the West last year better than the Rockets better than some of these other teams certainly a lot better than the LeBron James lead for most the Early's let LA Lakers so the Denver Nuggets are our number two team in the Western Conference going this year not the Lakers not not these Rockets that now have rubber somewhere so Westbrook is ever Nuggets our number 2 team so the Clippers won the never Nuggets two and then number three that blue logo is tough to see but that is the Utah Jazz folks on the blue background Bojan Bogdanovic I'm a Mitchell Raines pronunciation that they've added him at Davis and Jeff Green lost Ricky Rubio this offseason in free agency and then traded at for the Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley to make a really nice squad for them so people might be surprised might be fall other seats right now but we've got the Utah Jazz there at number three in our 2019 2020 Western Conference Power Rankings let's take a look at number four guy be the layer these Houston Rockets the Houston Rockets that just acquired Russell Westbrook now people may be like wait a second what is this what are you talking about the Lakers aren't number one number two number three or number four how is that possible well I think the really the the fan out there the Lakers fan little brown fan wants to say this Lakers team they've got to be one of the top two teams but is LeBron at 34 going into 35 years old this December is he a better player then James Harden then Russell Westbrook the two guys that have one near to the last three NBA MVPs Anthony Davis has worn what one playoff game in his playoff series in his career against the the Blazers in 2018 so I think this duo Westbrook and James Harden is potentially unmatched as far as explosiveness ability to put up points assists rebounds to players maybe that we've ever seen in MBA history for a backwards so we've got the Houston Rockets there at number four we'll show you where the Lakers are we'll show you where the Warriors are who have been to the last five NBA Finals here in just a moment but we want to make sure you are subscribed get us to 130k somehow at least we've gone down a thousand subscribers since we brothers so we got update that number 126 140 – I think we're 127 plus folks we'll get that number up here in just a second but if you like what you're watching you might say who's this James guy I've never seen him on NBA Live video I am filling in Tom's uh Tom's got other things going on Jimmy's actually out in Las Vegas at the NBA Summer League Harrison is out playing golf or tennis I think he said get us to 130 where it's just over 127 we'll update that number for you in just a minute I am James Yoder filling in Alisha found me on the streets from bringing you the latest on this NBA blockbuster trade showing you where the rockets and thunder now rank in the NBA Western Conference team number five of course it's the LA Lakers they lost Reggie Bullock they lock lost Mike muscala but of course and a Dan Anthony Davis and added Danny Green right after Kawhi Leonard decided to head to LA with the Clippers have star power putt look folks this supporting cast is really shoddy and they are like your kind of line themselves up do you only be able to have one year rental players for for a number of years it's not gonna be a core guys that sticks around which I believe is the biggest challenge for LeBron James he's basically dealt with his entire career outside of a couple year stretch of Miami were they to cook good decent core in Cleveland both times they were swapping in and out their bench players every single offseason now they gonna be doing that again with the Lakers but it seems that's the chaos that LeBron wants to live in here as he kind of winds down the last few years of his NBA career with the LA Lakers number five on our Power Rankings which brings me to this question folks which Western Conference team has the best duo which team Steph and clay is he hurt does he count Stephon dream on Stephon dandro Russell is it Westbrook and harden is it LeBron and Anthony Davis is it the guys from the the Jazz and most lyrics like who's in the Jazz I'm not even sure what players they have and they're in our top view on this Western Conference let me know below is it Steph and clay is it ad in LeBron is it Russ and James Harden down there with the Houston Rockets keep it rollin to number six the Portland Trail Blazers gave the Warriors a shot right they gave the worries a decent series they beat the Thunder in the first round with that amazing kind of step back shot over one Paul George might I ask you in that series they won that one one of the biggest shots the only one of the only you know kind of walk-off shots in NBA playoff history for the entire series only to be bested in the next round by Kawhi Leonard for the rapper's against the 76ers but the Blazers are our number 16 our number 17 just sneaking into the playoffs the Golden State Warriors DeAngelo Russell really cauley-stein and Glenn Robinson coming but of course they lost two of their top six players probably the top five players think about it although Iguodala never really started he was certainly one of the top five players on the roster also of course lost boogie cousins so really three of the top six players are gone and a couple nice speeches some pieces still have staff with DeAngelo Russell dream on clay will come back hopefully for the playoffs for them they're our number seven seed that would make an amazing NBA playoffs if they were to go against the Clippers maybe even the Lakers or the Rockets in the first round if they were the number seven seed but I want to ask you guys this question as you go through our Western Conference power wedgies Russell Westbrook trade of the Rockets by the way if you're just joining us on NBA now can the Warriors make the playoffs without clay type Y for yes type and for no they are number seven seed in our new Western Conference Power Rankings let's take a look at team number eight the former team of Kawhi Leonard probably the most consistent team potentially in NBA history over 20 years stretch but now this Spurs team is struggling to stay relevant now they've lost a number of stars Tim Duncan Ginobili all these guys retiring and then now Kawhi Leonard moving on after last last offseason leading the rappers to a title the San Antonio Spurs are our number eight seed in the Western Conference going in to next season number nine just on the outside first team out the Dallas Mavericks the Mavericks are number nine they did not gain II the big time free agents that many Mavs fans thought they could get we can go fullscreen in these alisha if we wanted to if that makes this go bad I know people want to get back to the Westbrook trade options the Mavericks 33 and 49 last year but remember Chris tops got traded in season he wasn't a part of this team he is almost like adding a massive free agent to a team that was decent last year there was okay they add Seth Curry some shooting bo bond as Jimmy Crowder calls him and mostly only we signed the freedoms you see there that's our number nine team our number ten team a team with a lot of young pieces they have some really fine young guards nobody heals and some others Harrison Barnes is headed back I said it back with the Kings number ten or less 39 to 43 where the cusp last year did some really nice things but we've got them two spots out of the playoffs how about number 11 the Zion William said led New Orleans pelicans folks this is going to be one of the more fun teams with JJ Redick shooting threes with Brandon Ingram with Lonzo ball joining the team but you know Julius Randle left headed to the Knicks I believe pulling this off the top of my head live here on Thursday night NBA now promising core but this is a team I think three four years from now we'll have in the top three or four seeds but as of now with Zion being a rookie that because our number 11 team the Zion Williamson led New Orleans pelicans but who is the biggest sleeper team in the Western Conference who is the team that we've got ranked below six let me conclude the Warriors because they don't have all their star powers they lost you know clay as I was an injury Durant has been has moved on to Nets who is the biggest sleeper team is it these Mavericks that we just talked about is the Zion and the Lakers young core led pelicans who I don't know from you guys comment below here on YouTube live let's take a look at what this audience is 2600 of you almost you know in the words of Tom downing almost 3,000 nearly 3,000 of you watching here on YouTube live the blockbuster trade that is rockin the NBA we're going through what that does for the Western Conference take a look at number 13 the Phoenix Suns all right number 13 we add or looki rubio and frank kaminsky Biscay lost a couple of guys you probably have never heard of so they with a 1963 record last year our number 13 seed going in to the 2019 2020 NBA season what about number 14 this is the last team on our list 14 Alicia I think it is right one more whatever it is Oklahoma City Thunder the Chris Paul will ahead there will fall out of field they've been in the playoffs first on Exeter easly with Russell Westbrook but with Paul George gone with Russell Westbrook gone with territory aankhon all in the last three off seasons this is a team that is playing for the future future they're playing for the younger brother of the future that's how far out there playing at this point with draft picks seven years out that they're getting from some of these trades they move around so that's number 14 this breaking news the Thunder trading away the Stars there are second doors team in the West and then the Memphis Grizzlies the Grizzlies that drafted number two with John Moran laws are added Grayson Allen lost shipped out Mike Connolly and CJ Miles no longer with them and they are in the midst of a massive massive rebuild that is a number 15 team on our list for the 2019 – 20 Western Conference Power Rankings here on MBA now from chat sports all right thank you for joining us folks Thursday night 951 Eastern nearly three thousand approaching 3000 of you watching this video Russell Westbrook is the big name the man who won MVP just a few seasons ago 2017 NBA MVP the man who has had triple doubles averages for three straight seasons is headed south that red river that divides Oklahoma and Texas he is going down to the Houston Rockets and Chris Paul one of the most dominant players in the NBA of you know the past of the last decade 2005 to 2010 11 12 as head up or twos the Clippers his head his head opportunities really last year 2018 took the Rockets to the Western Conference Finals as many people thought him and West Brenda and James Harden wouldn't make an ideal combo they exceeded expectations in the year one Boston second-round in year two he is shipped out he's 34 years old I believe maybe approach to 35 he will spend the twilight years of his career with the Thunder getting to first-round picks in 2024 and 2026 and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025 that is the trade that has 3000 be watching here NBA now live on Chad Sports I am James Yoder I said holy Sh but I go to work when this trade happened I saw it from from tom downey mba in they're also Cowboys insider also NFL insider I said holy I've said to run I just literally got in my car and did 90 down the freeway probably texting coworkers the time to get this show ready for you guys so want to know you guys reaction one word reaction let's light up those comments right now we're going to take some comments from you guys here in a few moments if you want to use MBA hashtag MBA I'll take some comments for you right here on air MBA now the number one show five million plus people watching this show a month we had 1 million if you watched us just during the game 6 of the NBA Finals alone 3/4 million watched the NBA Draft with us and just millions have watched over the last two weeks during NBA free agency it's take a look at what this means for one man named Russell Westbrook the NBA MVP in 2017 traded it to the Rockets for Chris Paul and pics this is just going to be fun really it is going to be fun for me to see Westbrook who was the co alpha dog on the Thunder when James Harden was his first three years of his career there only a year apart in the NBA draft or Westbrook was a much more established player much more of a high-impact player with the Thunder back when they were teammates and now Westbrook is coming to James Harden his team kind of the opposite of what happened a number of years back when they were first second third year players in the the NBA with the Thunder and Kevin Durant Westbrook harden Gordon Clint capela and PJ Tucker okay that is a lineup that I think I would put up if these guys can get along right if these two players can work together if they can figure out who gets the ball who takes the last shot can westbrook become a number two can he be the bane of the male to thee to the James Harden alpha I think it's gonna be a wild set of circumstances he kind of gave up the throne a little bit to Paul George who was first team all-nba last year will he do the same for his former teammate James Harden who clearly had to sign off on this deal who clearly would have talked to Westbrook about playing together this is the rocket starting lineup will this team compete with the Lakers Clippers warriors jazz you know the Nuggets for the Western Conference Crown let's take a look at Chris Paul and what his future means we the Oklahoma City Thunder okay he is going there to be one of the worst rosters now in the NBA if he asked me okay he's going there with a couple future first-round draft picks but he might only be in the NBA when these draft picks make an impact potentially he's on some roster but they're four or five six years out these draft picks there's a couple near near term pick swaps but Chris Paul going to the Thunder I don't know if they can do some of this contract I'm still waiting for some details to come through from our sources with the Thunder and the Rockets to see maybe they ship him but if he is there for this season he is there Chris Paul for next season this is the roster that he will be playing with I'll tell you other than Steven Adams there's not you know too many players denial of Gallinari putting up nearly 20 points a game has had a nice kind of come up in his NBA career and maybe he's a better player than Chris Paul is right now I don't think he is but you never know this is one of the worst rosters in my opinion in the NBA we've got a number 14 on our MBA 2008 1920 Western Conference Power Rankings Russell Westbrook training to the Rockets one of the biggest trades of recent NBA memory descent an MBA you know superstar two years removed for an MVP to team with his former superstar teammate who was also traded from the same franchise to the red the Thunder to the Rockets I believe crazy enough Alecia you might not believe this Westbrook was traded six seasons ago seven seasons ago I believe was after the 2012 NBA Finals he was shipped to the Thunder so Russell Harden ten years of his NBA career he's up three were the Thunder seven now with the rocket it's kind of crazy to think about the stats that he put ups puts up Russell Westbrook on parallel unprecedented okay unprecedented stats given that he's the first man in since Oscar Robinson 50 years ago or so to put up triple-double and that was done three straight seasons has Russell Westbrook so that is the the stats on Westbrook take a look at his cap hit Lakers worse records I like that I want to leave sure we should put her that in there I think people watching might might have an opinion on who the better team next year going in there who the better duo might even be thirty eight point five million dollars one of the biggest contracts we've ever seen in sports 41 a point for a season from now a couple years from now three years now you make a forty four million and at the end of this deal the fifth year of his four-year five-year deal is played in you know one year into it Russell Westbrook will make 47 million dollars off the fur off the Rockets salary cap which is almost I laugh because it's such a laughable number that an NBA basketball player and he'll be you know pushing his mid 30s by the time that this can deal comes up they make it forty seven million dollars in the twenty twenty to twenty twenty three season alright this is the question light up the comment section folks let's get it going I'm getting in there I'm going to type some Elsa Mars I'm I'm gonna give you guys what my thoughts are right there so if you want if you want to come at me I'm typing for chat sports I'm putting some Mars in there I really am LeBron has always struggled during the regular season when he goes to these new teams always are some sort of chemistry issues you know there's gonna be some off the courts coaching issues he's gonna bump a coach with his arm hey the LeBron drama train is showing me enough that I think harden Westbrook they saw their buddy drank about to go to the state win a couple titles okay their former teammate I didn't these guys gonna put you know egos aside and they're going to do everything they can to get that you know top seed in the West Conference going to playoffs hop now I don't think they're gonna win it I think that they don't have the defense they don't have necessarily the clutch gene neither one of those guys to win the Western Conference to make it to the NBA Finals but I'm going with the Houston Rockets i bail for lakers type-r for rockets who is the best record regular season record more wins in this upcoming 2019-20 NBA season this is a good question coming up two for you rockets fans for you fans of NBA superstars who should play point guard for the Houston Rockets who wanted the ball in their hands now you can make an argument that thirty years ago these neither one of these guys were a point guard they were much too big fast strong they've been off guards and a Westbrook's not you know super tall to like a six five six six shooting guard but this ball dominated era of the NBA best players the ball in their hands LeBron James moving two point guard for the Lakers who should be the point guard the guy that has the ball in his hands the most have are for Russell Westbrook type J for James Harden I'm gonna think about this one for a second so keep it up there for a second Alicia I think it's got to be James Harden because I think he can make plays better place around the perimeter with the ball in his hand a lot of times that's the the the step-back three that's pi more dangerous and Westbrook could play the the Steph Curry off ball he just runs around like a madman gets the ball I was gonna shoot the three but takes off of the hoop I think it's a better role for him going into the second half or maybe you know second the back third of his career going to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook take a look at the trade one more time Houston Rockets will receive Russell Westbrook the Oklahoma City Thunder will we see even Chris Paul 2024 and 2026 first round graphics from the rockets and pig swaps mean they can suite the the Thunder can opt if the Rockets for some reason have a better draft pick in the first round than them they can swap picks in 2021 2025 look at this plethora this is embarrassment of riches for the Oklahoma City Thunder first round draft picks in the 2020 draft they've got to next year if if in the top 20 they keep their own next year 2021 they've got their own they've got Miami's thing that was 2022 the Clippers they've got a first round draft pick but not one of their own then you go into 2023 right it's about four years from now they've got one from the heat one from the Clippers you go to a website I was heat their own in the heat 2020 for the Clippers and their own that one from 2023 is lottery pretends as you see there another one 2020 for 2025 they got thrown 20 2016 3 first-round draft picks and some of you watching you know you might be 19 years old in college you'll be four years into your professional career by the time these draft picks come to roof says a long time away or at a really really long time away but no team has a brighter future of draft picks at least than this time a I got you know the Thunder and then in some regards the the pelicans do with all the pics they got in exchange for Anthony Davis so trading your stars away to form you know big superstar duos is the way to tank these days than the NBA so with this parent tanking from the Thunder will they have the worst record or not the worst record but get those lottery balls in next year's 2020 and be a draft it's not a Zion Williamson draft at least not yet a player that is that beloved and that talented and certainly that might have followed a number of players some people think Melo ball might be the guy so we'll see what goes on there but type 1 if they will get it type 2 if no they will not get it I'm gonna get in there I'm gonna go 1 because I think Chris Paul is I think his career is on the downturn I wouldn't be surprised if he dies a Force's way out of Oklahoma City now I just think he's you know much like much like Kyrie Irving I kind of feel that he is never happy with the circumstances is always trying to look for something else but want to ask you guys once you request me you guys to make sure you 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