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10 responses to “OKC will explore Russell Westbrook trade, increased role for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander likely”

  1. BigBlue4EverUK

    Sounds about right

  2. imabucket

    Man I wonder if it’d be possible for the Lakers to trade rondo and Kyle kuzma to the thunder for Westbrook. If so, the Lakers would definitely be the leading contender for a championship . But with that pricey contract , I’m not so sure, but i feel that’d be a fair trade for both teams. It’d also give the Thunder a little more cap space(if not a lot but not sure) with a plethora of possibilities on top of the plethora possibilities for their rebuild ..

    1. Bluehender

      Nah. I’d much rather have Kuzma and Rondo. They ain’t gonna need another ball hog..

    2. IrishCat

      I can’t think of an easier way to ruin this team than putting Westbrook on it. On second thought, I guess they could go after Melo..

    3. UKinMKY

      If cap space applies to trades, there’s no way they can make the numbers work without gutting the contracts they just signed. Would be HILARIOUS though.

    4. StuckinLville

      Westbrook needs the ball too much. He wont work with those guys. And hopefully for Shai’s sake they trade him.

    5. imabucket

      While you all make valid points , my thought would be that Westbrook would have to change his game in regards to sharing the ball more. Similar time how Golden states starting five did but With the way he gets to the bucket and the superstars around him ; he could get as many assist as rondo does, and still scored 20 plus a game .

    6. snakeman3342

      There is no way for the Lakers to make that trade work due to cap restraints. I think he will probably end up in Miami. I just hope they don’t have to give up Bam or Herro for him. Miami would have to include Dragic and Johnson for sure to make salaries line up. The one thing that will hurt the Heat is lack of available 1st rd picks since two of the picks the Thunder just picked up originally came from the Heat. I do not see the Thunder getting fair value for him anywhere he gets traded to simply because of the money remaining on his deal. There are a limited amount of teams who will be willing to pay Westbrook close to $50 million a year in his mid 30’s. At this point the Thunder are best off moving his salary and go into full rebuild mode. That way the young guys get plenty of time and just rebuild through he draft. There was a time where this organization continuously killed it in the draft. However they made poor choices about who to hold onto when they chose to hold on to Ibaka over Harden. But to draft Durant, Westbrook, Harden and Ibaka all in a short period of time is really good. Maybe Presti can work similar magic with this large treasure trove of picks they scooped up for PG.

  3. jahanc2uky

    Westbrook to Minnesota for Wiggins, Deng, & draft picks needs to happen for KAT!

  4. catdaddyd

    OKC ripped LAC on the Paul George deal. 4/5 number 1 draft picks plus players