Oklahoma City acquired Paul, along with two first-round selections and two pick swaps, from the Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook.
After he was traded to the Houston Rockets, Russell Westbrook reflected on his time in Oklahoma City.
James Harden is pleased to be having the chance to play with Russell Westbrook again.
"I can’t even begin to put into words all of the emotions I have right now," Westbrook wrote. "It’s been one heck of a journey Oklahoma!"
Oklahoma City hopes Paul won't "play a game in a Thunder uniform" after the guard was traded from the Rockets late Thursday.
The mounting rift between Paul and Harden had been reported in June, revealing Paul demanded a trade. But Paul and GM Daryl Morey denied it.
In total, the Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired eight first-round picks this offseason and have 15 over the next seven drafts.
Houston's decision to trade Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook makes team owner Tilman Fertitta excited.
The Houston Rockets' decision to trade Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook makes team owner Tilman Fertitta excited.
In total, Oklahoma City has added eight first-round picks this offseason and holds 15 over the next seven drafts.