OKC Thunder trade Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and a bunch of picks

captive

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Oct 25, 2017
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Woooow.

Houston sports radio was talking about this at 530 when I was picking my kids up. They were saying the heat were the leading odds in Vegas.
 

hitme

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Oct 26, 2017
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4 seconds left, HOU down by one. No timeouts remaining and both Harden and Westbrook are on the ball.

Ball gets inbounded, both Westbrook and Harden went for the ball, but it goes out of bounds.

Opponent's ball.
 

Dr.Acula

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Oct 25, 2017
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Can’t help but think Harden + Westbrook might not be the best combination, but if it works out it’s gonna be a ride.
They made it to the finals before ;)

They need to get Ibaka at the deadline for maximum lulz.

Imagine if the Rockets win a chip with Harden, Westbrook, and Ibaka all starting, OKC fans would light themselves on fire.
 

Violence Jack

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Oct 25, 2017
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CP3 gonna be babysitting until he retires, and OKC isn't gonna be shit for years. I love it. But no one in Houston is gonna touch the ball, and they'll still lose to the Warriors.

Wonder if State Farm will still air those commercials.
 

NinjaScooter

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Oct 25, 2017
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If the AD trade was the trade that both teams won, this is the trade that both teams lose.

If Harden clashed with CP3 over possession time I'm not sure what Money thinks will happen with Westbrook. Russ is way worse off the ball than CP3.

And while CP3's contract runs one year sooner, I doubt OKC will be able to flip it any time soon. They're still going to be paying a pretty penny, this time without the guy that the fanbase rallied around.

OKC must not have been able to work anything out with Miami that would have allowed them to dump Russ' salary completely. And Houston is probably going to waste the rest of Harden's prime.

There's something poetic about Blake and Chris Paul both signing these huge extensions and both ending up in NBA wastelands with nothing they can do about it. I don't even want to hear shit about "player loyalty" again.

OKC was probably asking for the fucking moon and Riley wouldn’t budge (he prob has a hard on for Herro) so they went to Houston and got a ton of draft picks
A Miami trade was going to be much more complex as Miami was hard capped due to the Butler sign and trade, so third team would need to get involved. I doubt OKC was asking for a ton, they got picks and Chris Paul as a salary dump.
 

Sandfox

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If the AD trade was the trade that both teams won, this is the trade that both teams lose.

If Harden clashed with CP3 over possession time I'm not sure what Money thinks will happen with Westbrook. Russ is way worse off the ball than CP3.

And while CP3's contract runs one year sooner, I doubt OKC will be able to flip it any time soon. They're still going to be paying a pretty penny, this time without the guy that the fanbase rallied around.

OKC must not have been able to work anything out with Miami that would have allowed them to dump Russ' salary completely. And Houston is probably going to waste the rest of Harden's prime.

There's something poetic about Blake and Chris Paul both signing these huge extensions and both ending up in NBA wastelands with nothing they can do about it. I don't even want to hear shit about "player loyalty" again.
I think OKC made out pretty well. They're going to suck, have a crazy amount of picks, and they don't really need to flip CP3. Harden and Westbrook are also going to be old when those picks start conveying.
 

Woody

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Wild. Would've liked to see him go to the east and play with Butler. This'll be fun to watch too, for different reasons haha.
 

NinjaScooter

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So this offseason:

Anthony Davis
Kawhi Leonard
Paul George
Russell Westbrook
Chris Paul
Jimmy Butler
Kevin Durant
D'Angel Russell
Kemba Walker
Kyrie Irving

All changed teams.