July 7, 2019, 4:01 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Per Sam Amick and Brett Dawson of The Athletic, the Thunder and Russell Westbrook will meet to discuss his future with the organization and the Heat, Pistons and Rockets are all potential suitors should the Thunder test the trade market.
Oklahoma City is positioning itself for a rebuild and likely don't want Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to be playing off the ball or off the bench, and Westbrook is unlikely to want to waste the final elite seasons of his career shepherding a young team. The Heat and Pistons seem like the easier landing spots here considering their obvious needs at point guard, while any transaction with the Rockets would be a complex multi-team deal. Any team acquiring the 30-year-old Westbrook must be prepared to deal with four more seasons at an average annual value north of $40 million.
Source: The Athletic