Breaking News : League sources have confirmed a John Wall Russell for Westbrook trade is getting finalized. The Washington Wizards we are told are sending substantial draft compensation to the Rockets in the form of multiple 1st round picks. Wall has a history of severe injuries including two Achilles tears and we are told the Wizards fear he won't be close to the same.
Westbrook is a former MVP and walking triple double who should provide a major roster upgrade. More to come as we receive updates. It is possible other pieces may be included in the final trade package. Will get more details as soon as possible. By completing this trade the Rockets add assets for their impending rebuild and the Wizards make a push for the playoffs.
Update: The deal has been delayed as the Rockets have sought a third team to take Wall's contract. The Knicks and Pistons among teams contacted. Trade thus far would be Westbrook and Eric Gordon for Thomas Bryant, John Wall and 2021 and 23 1st round picks.
Right now, we can't confirm if a deal is still in the works. Houston may just take Westbrook into the season. We will provide updates as we receive them.