HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets have traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards.
Both ESPN and The Athletic reported the traded, citing sources.
Adrian Wojnarowski said in a tweet that the Rockets got John Wall and a first-round pick in 2023 in the deal.
KPRC 2 has independently confirmed the reports.
The move ends Westbrook’s tenure in Houston after just one disappointing season. Westbrook was traded from Oklahoma City or Chris Paul and draft picks in July 2019.
The Rockets had hoped that the 32-year-old Westbrook would be the final piece they needed to win their first title since winning back-to-back championships in 1994-95. But instead were eliminated from the playoffs by the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals.
Wall, the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, has spent his entire career in Washington. He’s a five-time All-Star.
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
John Wall hasn't played since December 26, 2018 due to a torn achilles. It'll be almost two years to the day, except he'll be in a Rockets uniform.— Ari Alexander (@KPRC2Ari) December 3, 2020
The Associated Press contributed to this report.