This Magic-Rockets trade breaks up the Harden-Westbrook duo

Russell Westbrook, Rockets, Pacers
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Orlando Magic Receive: Russell Westbrook

Houston Rockets Receive: Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, No. 15 Pick, 2022 1st Round (Top 5 Protected)

This is where the Orlando Magic will have to decide what they want to do. Acquiring Russell Westbrook would not come at a discount. If they want the former MVP, they will have to pay. 

Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, and two picks could get the job done. This would give Houston some capable role players around James Harden who have played bigger roles throughout their careers. For Orlando, they would get an elite point guard. 

This is a move that would shock the league. It would not surprise anyone to see Westbrook get traded but to go to Orlando, that’s a big surprise. Let’s break this deal down side-by-side and see how it would benefit each team. 

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