Thunder Game Report for Wednesday


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We've known about it since last Thursday night but the Russell Westbrook for Chris Paul and picks trade between the Thunder and Rockets finally became official last evening. The Thunder releasing an extensive statement which included quotes from GM Sam Presti and team chairman Clay Bennett.

Hear about all of it in today's Thunder Game Report...

Well nothing says official like seeing Russ in a Rockets jersey...yikes

Here is the full media release on the trade from the Rockets standpoint...

And here several tweets on the trade from the Thunder...

The Thunder also welcomed Chris Paul back to OKC where his career began with the New Orleans/OKC Hornets.

Presti has been talking with teams about a possible trade involving CP3 but so far the reception has been less than luke warm. Teams will likely need to be enticed with a first round draft pick or two to pick up the three years and $127 million left on Paul's contract. The Thunder are said to be in no hurry to make a deal and are open to keeping him on the roster.

The Thunder are just one more trade away from getting under the luxury tax line.