Another night, another Woj bomb shocking the internet… mostly just twitter actually. Russell Westbrook has been traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, two first round picks( 2024, 2026), and two pick swaps(2021, 2025).
Wow. After days and days of anticipation that Russ was heading to my team, Miami Heat, based on the fact that they seemed to be the only team interested, the wait has ended. Although a part of me is a little tiny itty bitty bit upset that the Heat didn’t land him, I’m glad we kept our guys. Those guys being Justise Winslow, Bam Adebayo, and Tyler Herro..Herro being the newest edition to the squad as he was drafted number 13 overall just a few months ago in the draft. I started to get the feeling Miami was out on Russ when I saw reports that they were unwilling to trade any of those young assets to get him, considering they also traded away all their draft picks so they really had nothing to trade but shitty expiring contracts and decent role guys. When they Heat went ahead and signed Tyler Herro to his rookie contract two days ago that pretty much said he was staying, signing the contract meant he could not be traded for another 30 days after.
Now as far as Chris Paul goes.. I’m so happy the Rockets stupid asses traded him. This is just a completely idiotic move by both teams, and it’s hilarious because they both got worse. How the hell do you BOTH get worse by trading super stars? Well, I’ll tell you how.. trade the over paid, terrible shooting point guard who pads his stats to a level that has never been seen before so much that he’s averaged a triple-double for the past 3 years. Not only do you trade him, you trade him to a team (Rockets) who need shooting which is the only thing Chris Paul can do at this point in his career. Rockets are done. For the Thunder… You trade for a 34 year old with three years left on his contract who is, in my opinion, one of the most overrated players to ever step foot on a basketball court, when you denied every option the Heat tried to go with guys still in their 20’s because you’re trying to get “young ascending talent”….. whatever man. Two stupid ass teams. I hate Chris Paul, I’m glad they shipped his as from the bright lights in Astroworld to Oklahoma…
Wishing you the worst, Chris!