It’s a bomb as only the trading period can offer us in the NBA. At the stroke of midnight, Shams Charania told us about the existence of discussions between Rockets and Wizards on a blockbuster trade centered around 2 stars!
Things get busy in Texas. As the Rockets struggle on one side over the James Harden record, whose mutual interest with the Nets is no longer in doubt, so is Russell Westbrook which returns to the front of the stage. And not just a little!
As the Hornets asserted themselves as the pole position to get Brodie back, another franchise from the East popped up out of nowhere, with it too a very big contract hanging in the balance.
As often, it was the insider of The Athletic Shams Charania who broke the news on the networks, causing a huge buzz:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 17, 2020
The Rockets and Wizards have discussed a Russell Westbrook-centric deal against John Wall, sources tell The Athletic. Not yet close agreement, the Rockets are looking for more assets (picks, note).
Russell Westbrook in Washington to play alongside Bradley Beal and young Rui Hachimura, while John Wall would spearhead the rebuilding Rockets, who would most likely trade Harden afterwards? The idea may seem far-fetched, and yet!
It remains to be seen if the Wizards agree to put even more in the balance, why not tip the hearts of GM Rafael Stone and owner Tilman Fertitta.
Here is a new file to watch very closely. Definitely, nothing surprises more in the NBA!