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Shams: Rockets, Wizards discussing deal around Russell Westbrook and John Wall

Did the Rockets just find a trade partner?

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Another potential trade partner has entered the Russell Westbrook sweepstakes.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Rockets and Wizards have discussed a deal to swap point guards Russell Westbrook and John Wall.

It has been reported that the Rockets have been floating Westbrook around in trade talks since the point guard publicly requested a trade last Wednesday with the market very thin.

Teams are not looking to acquire an injury-prone point guard in his 30’s with the possibility of making over $130 million over the next three seasons — unless you are looking to unload one as well.

John Wall is also contracted to make over $130 million over the next three seasons, with a player option in Year 3. Wall sat out all of last season after rupturing his Achilles in December 2018.

However, Wall said back in May that he was ’110 percent healthy’ and will look to return this season.

In order for the move to happen, the Rockets are looking at auxiliary assets in addition to Wall. The Wizards own the ninth overall pick in tomorrow’s draft and have accrued several young assets over the past few seasons including Isaac Bonga, Thomas Bryant and Jerome Robinson that could be available in a deal.

The Dream Shake will continue to update this story as it develops.