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Rockets: A Westbrook – Wall exchange?

According to ., the Washington Wizards and the Houston Rockets have discussed a possible trade between John Wall and Russell Westbrook.

Last week, the announcement of a willingness to leave Houston Westbrook to have the status of No.1 in a team had agitated the small world of the NBA. In which franchise could the triple-double specialist land? There were the New York and Los Angeles Clippers rumors. This Wednesday, the Washington rumor is active. Indeed, according to the always knowledgeable journalist of . Shams Charania, the Houston Rockets discussed with the Washington Wizards a possible exchange between Russell Westbrook and John Wall. For now, the Texas franchise has not given its agreement, because it wants other players in exchange.

Currently, the two players have exactly the same contract for the next three seasons (the last one being a player option): the next season at $ 41 million, the next at 44 million and the last at 47 million, both for Westbrook. at the Rockets or Wall at the Wizards. But from a sporting point of view, “RussWest” offers more guarantees. He remains on a season at 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7 assists on average in 57 regular season games, and 17.9 points, 7 rebounds and 4.6 assists on average in 8 play-off games.

As for John Wall, he is admittedly two years younger, but he has not played since December 26, 2018, due to a heel injury, then a ruptured Achilles tendon. What level will he return to after two years without playing? The Wizards, like the Rockets, must ask the question. A possible arrival of Westbrook in the franchise of the capital would allow him in any case to find his former coach of Okhlahoma City (from 2008 to 2015) Scott Brooks. And with Bradley Beal by his side, the Wizards would return to the race for the top spots in the East. As for John Wall, he would take over from a departing James Harden. But all of these are just rumors for now.

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