Rockets agree to trade Westbrook to Wizards for John Wall, Internet says 'they're trading trash for trash'

This news comes from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and caused a landslide of tweets as fans shared their opinions on the platform


                            Rockets agree to trade Westbrook to Wizards for John Wall, Internet says 'they're trading trash for trash'
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Russell Westbrook seems to have found a new home in the Washington Wizards. ESPN reported that the Houston Rockets have agreed to trade the point guard to the Eastern Conference side ahead of the new 2020-21 season. This development comes after Westbrook and the fellow Rockets star, James Harden expressed their desire to make moves after sharing their concerns about how the franchise would be a solid side with GM Daryl Morey and coach Mike D'Antoni's departing after the 2019-20 season.

This news comes from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and caused a landslide of tweets as fans shared their opinions on the platform. While some expressed positivity, the movie had quite a lot of naysayers and trolls. "They trading trash for trash," read one of the comments, while another wrote that Wizards have indeed been robbed. "Wizards robbed," the fans said.



 

 



 

 

For some, it was the start of something new but had their doubts about it. "What a trade, both have similar play styles, but never expected the Wall-Beal era to end now. Remains to be seen if Russ and Beal can work as well/ make deep playoff push."



 

 

It wasn't a bad trade according to a few fans. "Good trade, the Wall/Beal duo needed to end it was going nowhere fast. Let's see how Westbrook can be playing with another star like Beal," read one of the comments.



 

 

"I mean this trade is being overhyped. It’s for two guys who wanted out. Wall and Beal had obvious tension ON THE COURT. Russ wanted out of HOU. Wall said he was working on all his weaknesses while rehabbing, so we will see what happens with him." opined a fan.



 

 

The Rockets and Wizards had previously discussed a Westbrook-for-Wall deal, but the former wanted assets in addition to Wall, a source said at the time, and now it they do as Wall comes with the first-round pick for the Rockets. "I suspect Washington is gonna trade Beal and try to make it Westbrook's team... Being that they're in the East, the WizKidz may sneak into the 7th or 8th spot and create some havoc. Wall in Houston with Harden should be interesting as well," remarked a fan.



 

 

Wall fans had reasons to stay optimistic. "Rockets won that big. People who don't think Wall is a top tier PG are idiots. On a good team the guy will thrive like never before," a tweet read.



 

 

"Westbrook has informed team officials that he has been uneasy about the team's accountability and culture, and wants to join a team where he can have a role similar to his prior, floor-general role in Oklahoma City," according to The Athletic's Shams Charania's tweet last month Former coach, Mike D'Antoni is now replaced by Stephen Silas, while their GM, Daryl Morey has now gone on to the Philadelphia 76ers front office.

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