Get the band back together!  Or at least two-thirds of the band.  The drummer and bassist from Oklahoma City’s original Big 3 are re-united with the Houston Rockets as Russell Westbrook was traded Thursday night to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul and picks.

The bombshell trade sees Westbrook and Harden on the same team once again, after the two played together in Oklahoma City for three seasons from 2009-12, including a Western Conference title in 2012.  Westbrook reportedly wanted to join forces with Harden again once his running mate in OKC, Paul George, wiggled his way down to Los Angeles in a trade with the Clippers where he’ll pair up with Kawhi Leonard.

Meanwhile, Chris Paul heads to Oklahoma City as an aging 34-year-old point guard with three years and $124 Million left on his contract.  Woj reports, though, that OKC also has  plans to move CP3 again before the start of the season.

The Western Conference is ruled by chaos and player movement once again.  Predicting which star-studded units will make the playoffs in the 2019-20 season is a challenge in itself, and the Trail Blazers, despite all their off-season improvements and run to the Western Conference Finals a season ago, have their work cut out for them.


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