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NBA Trade Rumors: Rockets interested in trading John Wall to the Lakers for Russell Westbrook

Written by Doug Rush

NBA Trade Rumors: Rockets interested in trading John Wall to the Lakers for Russell Westbrook

Could Russell Westbrook be traded back to the Houston Rockets? It could be.

What’s even more crazier than the idea of Westbrook being traded from the Los Angeles Lakers back to the Houston Rockets is that Westbrook could be traded for John Wall.

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What would be crazy is that it wouldn’t be the first time Wall and Westbrook were dealt for each other. Back on December 2 of 2020, the Rockets traded Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for Wall.

It hasn’t quite worked out with the Lakers and Westbrook since getting him over the summer from the Wizards on the day of the 2021 NBA Draft and now, the Lakers are in a need to move him.

Wall has yet to play in a single game for the Rockets due to a dispute over his role with the team; Houston wants him to be a bench player, whereas Wall wants to start.

If Wall wants to start, then this could be a situation where both teams could benefit from a change of scenery. Westbrook wanted out of Houston due to not being able to play alongside James Harden, who is now long gone.

With the trade deadline coming up in February 10, this could be the Lakers best chance to move Westbrook and get something of decent return that could help the team in Wall.

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About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.