Thunder trade Russell Westbrook to Rockets in blockbuster deal

Joshua Gateley/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade point guard Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and a package of draft picks, ESPN reports.

The blockbuster move reunites Westbrook with former Thunder teammate James Harden in Houston. Oklahoma City had been working with Westbrook to complete a trade since last week when they traded star Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers and decided to enter a rebuild.

Sources told ESPN that the Rockets were Westbrook's preferred destination.

The Thunder will receive Houston's first-round draft picks in 2024 and 2026, as well as the right to swap first-round picks in 2021 and 2025.

Combined with the haul they got for George, the Thunder now have seven first-round selections -- in addition to their own -- between now and 2026.

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