Russell Westbrook has gotten his wish.
According to sources, the Rockets agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a 2023 protected first-round pick.
Houston has agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to Washington for John Wall and a first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 3, 2020
The pick is lottery-protected through 2023, Top-12 in 2024, Top-10 in 2025, Top-8 in 2026 and becomes two second-round picks in 2027, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Westbrook requested a trade three weeks ago and will now become a Washington Wizard. He is swapped for 2010 first overall pick John Wall, who did not play in the NBA last season after an Achilles injury.
The Rockets were struggling to find an ideal partner in a Westbrook trade but found one with the Wizards in Wall, who can match his nearly $130 million salary over the next three seasons.
The Rockets were looking for more assets outside of Wall and got one in a protected 2023 first-round pick.
Wall will now reunite with his college teammate at Kentucky in DeMarcus Cousins and form one of the best backcourts in the Western Conference with James Harden, who he preferred to team up with over Westbrook.
The Dream Shake will continue to update this developing story.