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3 Reasons why a Westbrook for Wall swap would be a mistake for the Rockets

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder defends against John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder defends against John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder defends against John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

Although reports are running rampant that the Houston Rockets may send Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall, such a deal would be a big mistake for the Rockets.

The Houston Rockets have had an eventful off-season, to say the least. From front office and coaching changes to reported trade demands and now free agent signings, it has been a busy few weeks.

Reports came out from multiple outlets suggesting Russell Westbrook and James Harden did not want to play together for the Houston Rockets, as Westbrook reportedly wanted to be “the man” again and lead a team.

As the weeks passed, more information came out that Harden may have been the Rockets player ready to move on from the franchise. As for Russell Westbrook, the most heavily discussed trade scenario had John Wall coming to the Houston Rockets in return for the 2016-17 MVP.

Even with Westbrook’s less than stellar playoff performance, this trade would be a huge mistake on the Rockets’ part, and here are three reasons why.

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