NBA players react to Rockets trading for Russell Westbrook, sending Chris Paul to Thunder

first_imgThe 2019 NBA offseason had already been too much to handle. Then Russell Westbrook got traded.In a surprising Thursday night deal, the Rockets acquired the 2017 NBA MVP and sent Chris Paul plus multiple draft picks and pick swaps to the Thunder.  The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, pick swaps in 2021 and 2025, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 12, 2019Sources: Pick protections in Thunder/Rockets, Russell Westbrook/Chris Paul trade:2024 first round pick, protected 1-42026 first round pick, protected 1-42025 swap, 1-20 protected2021 swap, protected 1-4 — OKC can swap Clippers pick or Heat pick.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 12, 2019Oklahoma City has now piled up eight first-rounders since draft night, an incredible haul for general manager Sam Presti. It’s possible the Thunder aren’t done yet, as Paul could be flipped to another team prior to the start of the 2019-20 season.MORE: What happened last time Westbrook, Harden played together?Players around the league quickly reacted to the news. Several took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Westbrook heading to Houston.What it dooooo brodieee ! 🤘🏾🤘🏾🚀🚀 @russwest44— Clint Capela (@CapelaClint) July 12, 2019👀— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) July 12, 2019the league has been going crazy 😱 wow !!— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 12, 2019Can we just talk about how horrific all these analyst and nba insiders, other than Woj, have been this whole free agency? #nba— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) July 12, 2019This league boi!!!!— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) July 12, 2019WOW!! https://t.co/4g2Z6UVJfN— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) July 12, 2019Craziest NBA summer by far… And Summer just started a few wks ago!! WOW…— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 12, 2019Well Damn🤔— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 12, 2019This summer was like a video game when you in season mode and you just draft yo own players lol— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) July 12, 2019NBA will be so interesting this year— Josh Hart (@joshhart) July 12, 2019This League is crazy y’all…. But y’all already knew that !— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 12, 2019last_img read more