Late Thursday night, the Houston Rockets acquired Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a blockbuster trade.
In return, the Thunder received point guard Chris Paul, two first-round picks and two future pick swaps.
It’s a bold move for the Rockets, who are attempting to remain competitive in a packed Western Conference.
As for Paul, the Thunder reportedly plan to search for a trade partner, but will keep him on the roster if need be.
ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski revealed the one team in play for Chris Paul. According to Woj, the Miami Heat are the one team in position to trade for Paul.
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Here’s what Woj had to say on SportsCenter late Thursday night.
“There’s going to be a short list of team, probably beginning and ending with Miami. See if there’s a deal that could possibly work. See if they’re willing to take on that money [three years, $124 million]. And they might want a draft pick with it.”
Miami was in the Westbrook sweepstakes, but lost out to Houston in the end – who ponied up quite a bit. Now the Heat could end up with the former Rockets star point guard on the roster.
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