HOUSTON - Houston Rockets announced they have traded guard Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for guard John Wall and a future first-round pick.
Rockets' General Manager Rafael Stone is estatic about the trade, "We're super-excited for John. We think he's a really, really good fit with our guys," he told FOX 26
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The Russell Westbrook, 32, is now approaching his 13th season in the NBA.
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Westbrook played 57 games with the Rockets last season, averaging 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game.
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The Rockets are getting a stud in 30-year-old point guard John Wall. He was with the Wizards his entire career and maintained 20.7 points and 8.7 assists for a career average.
Wall will be reunited with his former college teammate Demarcus Cousins. The tandem teamed up in 2009 with the Kentucky Wildcats.
NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 18: Eric Bledsoe #24, DeMarcus Cousins #15 and John Wall #11 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the game against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the New Orlea
ESPN reported that the deal was made Wednesday afternoon after general managers Rafael Stone (Rockets) and Tommy Sheppard (Wizards) connected.