Chicago Bulls Receive: Russell Westbrook
Houston Rockets Receive: Otto Porter Jr., Thaddeus Young, 2021 1st Round Pick (Top 5 Protected)
Russell Westbrook going to the Chicago Bulls is a move that would shake up the Eastern Conference. If the Bulls are able to keep their core in place and they had Westbrook, it would be extremely beneficial.
That is exactly what is happening in this trade. The Houston Rockets’ hands are tied and this could force them to take a little less from a team in exchange for Westbrook. If they decide to trade their point guard, along with James Harden, they will clearly be in a rebuild which is what this deal is all about.
Let’s take a closer look at how this deal benefits both the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets moving forward— pairing an established star with Zach LaVine.