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SportRussell Westbrook trade rumors: Heat continue to discuss deal for Thunder star

02:40  11 july  2019
02:40  11 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

NBA trade rumors: Heat could be interested in dealing for Russell Westbrook

NBA trade rumors: Heat could be interested in dealing for Russell Westbrook A Saturday report from ESPN stated Westbrook and his agent are discussing possible moves with Oklahoma City's front office.

Russell Westbrook 's tenure in Oklahoma City could be coming to an end soon. The 30-year-old star "welcomes the idea" of the Thunder trading him The Heat have expressed interest in dealing for Westbrook and the destination "appeals" to him, the report says. The Thunder appear like they'll be

The Oklahoma City Thunder 's outlook to trade Russell Westbrook appears to have increased following the deal which sent Paul George out of town. When the blockbuster trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers involving Paul George came to light, there were all

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The Heat appear to still be pursuing Russell Westbrook.

Miami and the Thunder continue to discuss a deal for the 30-year-old star, according to a report from the Miami Herald. The sides, however, have “competing financial interests,” which could hold up a trade, the report says.

The two teams have talked about “potential combinations of players,” according to the report. Miami is hoping to hold onto center Bam Adebayo and guard Tyler Herro — who it selected with the No. 13 pick in the 2019 draft — the report says.

Westbrook “welcomes the idea” of the Thunder trading him, according to an earlier report from ESPN, and the Heat are a destination that “appeals” to him.

Russell Westbrook trade rumors: Thunder star ‘welcomes idea’ of being moved, interested in Heat

Russell Westbrook trade rumors: Thunder star ‘welcomes idea’ of being moved, interested in Heat The Thunder appear like they’ll be entering a rebuild after sending Paul George to the Clippers this weekend.

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The Thunder seem to be entering a rebuild after sending Paul George to the Clippers last week in exchange for five first-round selections, two pick swaps, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari. Kawhi Leonard then signed a max deal with Los Angeles.

Oklahoma City also traded forward Jerami Grant to the Nuggets earlier this week and received another first-round pick in return.

Westbrook was originally selected by the Thunder with the No. 4 pick in the 2008 draft and he has spent all 11 of his NBA seasons with the franchise. He has made eight All-Star teams and averaged 23.0 points over 821 career games.

Westbrook agreed to a five-year, $205 million extension with Oklahoma City in September 2017.

The Thunder finished 2018-19 with a 49-33 record and fell to the Trail Blazers in five games in the first round of the playoffs. The Rockets have also been linked to a potential deal for Westbrook.

The Heat acquired wing Jimmy Butler in a sign-and-trade with the 76ers this summer, as well.

Russell Westbrook is ‘the most important player’ in Thunder history, Sam Presti says.
"He has left an indelible mark on this team, city and state," Presti said. "None of us could have anticipated the player he has become."

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