Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer
The trade sending Russell Westbrook to Houston is now official. "Russell Westbrook is the most important player in the brief history of the Oklahoma City Thunder," general manager Sam Presti said. "He has left an indelible mark on this team, city and state. None of us could have anticipated the player he has become, and we are all deeply proud of what he has contributed to the success of the franchise and to our community. Russell and his wife Nina, their three children, his brother and his parents will always remain part of the Thunder family. We wish them nothing but happiness and success in the future."