Magic Johnson shares insight into Wizards after Russell Westbrook trade
The NBA interrupted the entire sports landscape and turned the league upside down on Wednesday evening as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards have executed a massive trade involving two All-Star point guards on max contracts.
With former Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook now headed to our nation’s capital and longtime Wizards floor general John Wall on his way to Houston, thankfully none other than former Los Angeles Lakers point guard and NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson is on Twitter to thoroughly analyze this now infamous trade.
According to Johnson, the Wizards are now a playoff team in the Eastern Conference with Westbrook being paired back up with former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scottie Brooks. With All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal slated to play alongside Westbrook in the Wizards backcourt, it will be interesting to see how Washington ultimately fairs following this change of pace.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) December 3, 2020
It is also worth noting that the Rockets, in addition to adding the services of Wall, managed to acquired a future first-round NBA Draft pick in the deal as well.
What really makes this trade between the Rockets and Wizards truly intriguing, though, is that Wall will be returning to the court after missing significant time due to injury over the course of the past several seasons. If Wall can indeed return to form, he and fellow Rockets guard James Harden could become quite the prolific tandem in Houston. On the other hand, the aforementioned Beal will now have a new running mate in Russell Westbrook to work alongside as the Wizards look to rebound from an ugly stretch of play these last few seasons.