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Reasons why the Houston Rockets should trade for Russell Westbrook

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 21: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives around James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets for two points during the second half of Game Three in the 2017 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 21, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City defeated Houston 115-113 NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 21: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives around James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets for two points during the second half of Game Three in the 2017 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 21, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City defeated Houston 115-113 NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – APRIL 21: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives around James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets for two points during the second half of Game Three in the 2017 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 21, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City defeated Houston 115-113 NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – APRIL 21: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives around James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets for two points during the second half of Game Three in the 2017 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 21, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City defeated Houston 115-113 NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets made it known their primary objective was to add another star player. They swung and missed on Jimmy Butler and watched other teams add stars. But we know Daryl Morey is never one to sit back and watch other teams improve. Could that star addition be Russell Westbrook?

If I were Russell Westbrook I would be upset with the situation involving the Oklahoma City Thunder, as they have seemed to abort the mission of competing for a title. They’ve been rumored to be shopping Steven Adams and they’ve just traded away Paul George. It would seem as though OKC is trying to blow up their team to get under the luxury tax, which doesn’t necessarily align with a player entering his 12th season. The Houston Rockets, by comparison, swung and missed on Jimmy Butler, who chose to sign with the Miami Heat.

Rockets fans have been clamoring for Daryl Morey to make a splash move, especially since the Clippers have added Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Well, it looks like he may have one up his sleeve. According to Bleacher Report, the Rockets are reportedly interested in trading for Russell Westbrook.

We don’t know what that trade would look like but based on reports, the Rockets are exploring the possibility of adding Westbrook to play alongside both James Harden and Chris Paul. But should the Rockets be interested in Westbrook? Here is a case for why Westbrook would be a great addition to the Houston Rockets.

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