The Washington Wizards and the Houston Rockets have agreed to swap their point guards in John Wall and Russell Westbrook respectively. There's also a protected 2023 first-round pick involved in the deal.
The trade, that involves both players on max contracts with three years remaining, had the NBA buzzing with current and former players reacting to the trade on Twitter:
Everyone now has to watch out for the Wizards! They traded for Russell Westbrook today. A @russwest44/@RealDealBeal23 will terrorize the East and make the Wizards a playoff team.- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) December 3, 2020
😏- DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) December 3, 2020
That was great for both teams.- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) December 3, 2020
Sheesh!!!!! https://t.co/MEj3KdAK5Z- Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) December 3, 2020
Wow https://t.co/fbsRWbAOnW- Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) December 3, 2020
You can say what you want about Russ, but all I know is that when Paul George played next to him, he was an all star and MVP candidate.- Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) December 3, 2020
He's gonna push Bradley Beal to another level! Carry on...
The city of Houston chasing after James Harden trying to convince him to stay 🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/d8LnKdjwKu- Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) December 3, 2020
Someone please help me understand that Houston-Wizards trade. pic.twitter.com/fCxw6506AX- Channing Frye (@channingfrye) December 3, 2020
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