The ESPN persona has high hopes for the Rockets after they acquired Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook.

By Emily Caron
July 11, 2019

Stephen A. Smith sounded off on the reported blockbuster Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul trade that broke Thursday night, with Westbrook now reunited with All-Star guard James Harden in Houston. The ESPN persona has high hopes for the Rockets in light of the late-night deal.

"Russell Westbrook is going to Houston. He's teaming up with James Harden yet again," Smith said. "Here's the bottom line: We've been talking about the Los Angeles Lakers. We've been talking about the Los Angeles Clippers. How about the Houston Rockets now?"

The Thunder reportedly traded their All-Star point guard to the Rockets in exchange for Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025. The deal gives Oklahoma City a total of 15 first-round picks and the swap rights between 2020 and 2026, including eight first-round selections that the team has acquired since draft night.

You May Like

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)