Sources — OKC trades Russ to Rockets for Paul – ESPN
Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti worked with Westbrook and his agent, Thad Foucher, to deliver the former MVP to his preferred destination: a reunion with James Harden, sources said.
The Thunder made the playoffs in each of Westbrook and Harden’s three seasons together, going from the 8-seed in 2009-10 to No. 4 in 2010-11 to No. 2 in 2011-12. They reached the NBA Finals in their final season, losing in five games to the Miami Heat.
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