Thunder deal Westbrook to Houston for Paul and draft picks, where he’ll reunite with Harden



July 12, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts after a basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during Game Three of the Western Conference quarterfinals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on April 19. COOPER NEILL/GETTY IMAGES/TNS

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen.

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point guards. The Thunder also are getting first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, plus the right to swap first-rounders in two other seasons, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the trade has not been announced.

ESPN first reported the agreement.

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