Twitter reacts to Wizards-Rockets trade talks for Wall, Westbrook originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The basketball world was thrown into a frenzy on Tuesday evening when Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets are in discussions about a trade involving John Wall and Russell Westbrook.
The talks have yet to gain traction, per the report. The Rockets are currently seeking more assets than just Wall in exchange for their former MVP point guard.
Still, just the thought of Wall headed to Houston after a decade in the nation's capital and a new backcourt pairing of Bradley Beal and Westbrook in Washington has turned NBA Twitter upside down.
Here are the best immediate reactions to the news.
This is an odd one. Bradley Beal has been saying all year how excited he is to get back on the court with John Wall. Of course, Russell Westbrook is better than Wall. And winning, not friendship, is all that’ll keep Beal in Washington long term. https://t.co/3DgHRVRjrx
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) November 17, 2020
The Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets after getting off the phone following Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade talks: pic.twitter.com/hpgqRYtMs5
— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) November 17, 2020
Why trade one washed pg on a horrible contract for another washed pg on a horrible contract
— 𝐉𝐂 (𝟔-𝟑) #𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐊𝐞𝐧𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐨𝐧 (@JcGotNext) November 17, 2020
Damn. Point guard with injury history that can’t shoot with a bad contract for another point guard with injury history that can’t shoot with a bad contract.
— Gary Sheffield Jr. (@GarysheffieldJr) November 17, 2020
Westbrook for John Wall would be like swapping an Expired Gatorade for an Expired Powerade
— Philly Lineups (@PhillyB603) November 17, 2020
John Wall is better than Russ moving forward to me. I don’t know why Washington would do this.
— Ry (@JustRyCole) November 17, 2020
Westbrook is 32
Wall is 30
Westbrook forces bad shots
Wall gets teammates involved
Westbrook's shot has been on the decline for the past 2 yrs
John Wall been resting, working on his shot for 2 yrs
I hate how Russ plays ball
I love how Wall plays ball
PLZ DONT DO THIS
— Wizards Now (@WizardsNow_) November 17, 2020
Russell Westbrook is two years older than John Wall, is an even worse 3-point shooter & has essentially same contract. Wizards talking w/ Rockets about this trade - especially if it includes additional assets to Houston - says a ton about Wiz’s true confidence in Wall’s comeback.
— Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) November 17, 2020