The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards discussed a potential trade centered around John Wall and Russell Westbrook recently but talk about a potential deal broke off. That could change at some point in the near future.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, a trade between the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards centered around John Wall and Russell Westbrook could ‘come alive’ again at some point.
There is some logical basis for the Rockets and Wizards when it comes to this potential trade. Washington will need to start putting a winner around Bradley Beal and trading for a recent MVP in Russell Westbrook would certainly help in the Eastern Conference.
A potential duo of Beal and Westbrook would be more cohesive than Westbrook’s pairing with Harden. Far more of Beal’s role in the Wizards’s offense involves him moving without the basketball— something that Harden does not do much of for the Rockets.
With a team like the Rockets potentially headed for a rebuild, Wall could revamp his trade value as the focus in Houston. It would give the team a focus on the offense if they were to move on from James Harden later in the NBA offseason, which seems increasingly likely.
It seems the end of the Russell Westbrook era for the Houston Rockets is looming but it remains to be seen if he will end up with the Washington Wizards. Not many teams will be looking to acquire Westbrook and this just seems like a logical pairing at this point.
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