It was reported on Sunday that the Rockets were among the teams interested in trading for Thunder guard Russell Westbrook.  The “long shot” deal was originally believed to have to include Chris Paul.

Sources are now saying that the Rockets would not necessarily need to include Paul in a deal that lands Westbrook. 


A source said that Paul would not necessarily need to be involved in a deal that delivers Westbrook to the Rockets, although his $38.5 million salary is a perfect match with Westbrook’s. Paul has $125 million over three years remaining on his contract, while Westbrook has $171 remaining over four years, including a player option for $46.7 million in 2022-23.

Would the Rockets try to add Westbrook to a team that already has Harden and Paul?  Houston needs to do something to try stay relevant in the West…

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