The Washington Wizards and the Houston Rockets made waves on Wednesday when both teams pulled the trigger on a blockbuster deal involving Russell Westbrook and John Wall. This was a trade that was a long time coming, and despite a few hiccups, both players are now headed to their new teams.

According to reports, Westbrook indeed had an incessant desire to be traded to the Wizards, and in the end, the nine-time All-Star got his wish:

Westbrook shocked the basketball world a couple of weeks ago when he went public with his trade demands. He had no intention of playing on with the Rockets — despite playing just one year with the squad — and was dead set on moving on. As the report above states, the opportunity to play alongside Bradley Beal was something that piqued Westbrook's interest, and so was the prospect of playing under Scott Brooks again. For those who may have forgotten, it was actually Brooks who coached Westbrook during the latter's MVP campaign during the 2016-17 season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

For his part, it was a similar scenario for Wall. The 30-year-old appeared to have already outstayed his welcome in Washington, and as a result, he too requested for a trade. He now gets a chance to form a new backcourt partnership with one of the greatest offensive players of all time in James Harden.

All in all, this sounds like a win-win situation for all parties involved. Both Westbrook and Wall got what they wanted. For the Rockets and the Wizards, this development presents itself as an opportunity to wipe the slate clean — somewhat.