Tag: RUSSELL WESTBROOK

Kendrick Perkins Drops Houston Rockets, Jamal Crawford Bombshell on Twitter

Jamal Crawford Jamal Crawford to the Houston Rockets? Kendrick Perkins tells Jamal Crawford that that would be a solid move. Waiting on one of these Contenders to sign you!!! @HoustonRockets would really be legit. Real Talk — Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 15, 2019 Jamal Crawford is still a free agent and there are still teams […]

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The NBA’s MLK Day Slate Will Reportedly Include Russell Westbrook Facing The Thunder

Getty Image For the last 72 years, Christmas Day has been the biggest day of the NBA regular season and while that’s unlikely to change anytime soon, the slate of games on Martin Luther King Jr. Day has gained prominence as the league takes the opportunity to shine a light on Dr. King’s legacy throughout […]

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Daryl Morey Thought The Russell Westbrook Trade ‘Was Off’ But Was Salvaged At The Last Minute

Getty Image One of the more surprising deals of the summer had to be when the Rockets traded Chris Paul, only one year into a new max contract, to the now rebuilding Thunder for Russell Westbrook. There had been murmurs of Paul’s unhappiness in Houston with performance and chemistry, but the Rockets were coming off […]

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The Thunder’s Summer Plans Reportedly Did Not Include Trading Paul George Or Russell Westbrook

Getty Image The Oklahoma City Thunder have had one heck of a summer. Both of the franchise’s cornerstones, Paul George and Russell Westbrook, were traded sometime over the last month. George requested a trade and was dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers, while Westbrook was moved soon after to the Houston Rockets. Some of the […]

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Russell Westbrook Feels He’ll Philosophically ‘Fit Right In’ With The Rockets

Getty Image This offseason was one of the craziest on record in terms of sheer player movement. More than ever before, players are able to use their leverage and their influence to secure both the teammates they want to play alongside and the destinations where they want to do so. But this particular free agency […]

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Russell Westbrook Is ‘Totally Fine’ Playing Off The Ball With James Harden

Getty Image Paul George’s departure from Oklahoma City this summer came as a complete surprise to most, in no small part because Kawhi Leonard had insisted on a gag order from his prospective suitors. The Clippers were somehow able to keep things under wraps and thereby win the Kawhi and George sweepstakes, which created all […]

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Chris Paul Trade News: Miami Heat PG Tyler Herro Compared to Klay Thompson

Getty Chris Paul Last week, Chris Paul was shipped to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a trade that brought Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. Following the trade, Chris Paul’s future has remained a hot-button topic. While Paul was part of the deal that reunited Russell Westbrook with James Harden in Houston, his days in […]

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Rockets’ James Harden Addresses Critics of Russell Westbrook Trade

Getty James Harden and Russell Westbrook James Harden isn’t worried about the criticism and concern from some about his pairing with new teammate Russell Westbrook. After the Houston Rockets struck a blockbuster deal to reunite the duo which spent three years together with the Oklahoma City Thunder, it’s created the NBA’s best backcourt. But many […]

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Charles Barkley’s Passionate Russell Westbrook Take: ‘I Feel Sad’ for Him

Getty Russell Westbook While NBA fans have become accustomed to the strong takes and bold comments from former NBA player and current analyst Charles Barkley, he took an alternate route on Tuesday. When Barkley joined ESPN’s ‘Get Up,’ he was in the midst of discussing the Houston Rockets trade for Russell Westbrook as his opinion […]

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The Thunder Reportedly Thought The ‘Clock Was Ticking’ On Russell Westbrook Before The Paul George Trade

Getty Image It’s baffling to think that, coming off his third straight year of averaging a triple double, a feat most hoops pundits thought might never be replicated, that we’re witnessing the decline of Russell Westbrook. Yet, after a brutal shooting performance in their first-round loss to the Blazers, and a tough season efficiency-wise all […]

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James Harden Claimed Russell Westbrook Was Not Happy In Oklahoma City

Getty Image James Harden and Russell Westbrook are finally teammates again. The Houston Rockets were speculated as a potential landing spot for Westbrook when it was revealed he was on his way out of Oklahoma City, and on Thursday night that came to fruition as the Thunder shipped him to their Western Conference rivals for […]

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Russell Westbrook Wrote A Heartfelt Goodbye To Oklahoma City And Thunder Fans On Instagram

Getty Image The Russell Westbrook trade out of Oklahoma City may have been in the works for longer than many knew, but it’s still tough to say goodbye when it finally happens. For Westbrook, who’s played his entire career in OKC, leaving the city in a trade to the Houston Rockets may be less unexpected […]

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Russell Westbrook Was Reportedly ‘Intrigued’ By Playing In Mike D’Antoni’s Offense

Getty Image In a summer that’s been packed with one history-altering move after another, one of the biggest of all went down on Thursday night when the Thunder and Rockets completed a deal to send Russell Westbrook to the Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul. Westbrook getting move has been rumored since Paul George unexpectedly […]

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Russell Westbrook Didn’t Try To ‘Re-Recruit’ Paul George After His Trade Request

Getty Image When the Oklahoma City Thunder were bounced from the postseason by Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers, questions popped up about their future. Those questions appeared to be legitimate when a report indicated that Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, and Dennis Schröder were available via trade with the hopes of getting some luxury […]

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Russell Westbrook Addressed Thunder Fans At A Comedy Show After Being Traded

Getty Image For three seasons, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Russell Westbrook all existed on the same Oklahoma City Thunder roster. But the trio that led the Thunder to its first and only NBA Finals appearance have long since gone their separate ways. Until now. Westbrook, the longest-tenured member of OKC, was traded to Houston […]

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Russell Westbrook Dances on Stage Shortly After Rockets Trade [WATCH]

Getty Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook While we know Russell Westbrook was more than open to a potential trade, the timing of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s deal created a unique situation. Westbrook was hosting a comedy show in Tulsa, Oklahoma with comedian Demetrius Deason when the news broke of his trade to the Houston […]

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Heat Could Trade for Chris Paul After Missing on Russell Westbrook

Getty The Heat have been mentioned as a potential trade partner for Chris Paul. The Miami Heat have been linked to Chris Paul in the latest NBA trade rumors. Paul’s trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder leaves more questions than answers as the Thunder appear committed to trading the point guard elsewhere. After missing out […]

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