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SportThunder reportedly receptive to trade inquiries for superstar Russell Westbrook

22:26  08 july  2019
22:26  08 july  2019 Source:   hoopsrumors.com

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After discussing the situation with Russell Westbrook and agent Thad Foucher, the Thunder are — for the first time — receptive to hear trade inquiries on As Charania notes, it could be difficult to find a trade partner for the star point guard at this point in the offseason, with little cap room still available

After discussing the situation with Russell Westbrook and agent Thad Foucher, the Thunder are – for the first time – receptive to trade inquiries on their As Charania explains, all involved parties – Westbrook , Foucher, and Thunder head of basketball operations Sam Presti – are working together

Thunder reportedly receptive to trade inquiries for superstar Russell Westbrook© Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

After discussing the situation with Russell Westbrook and agent Thad Foucher, the Thunder are — for the first time — receptive to hear trade inquiries on their All-NBA guard, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter links).

As Charania explains, all involved parties — Westbrook, Foucher and Thunder head of basketball operations Sam Presti are working together to examine possible scenarios. As Charania notes, it could be difficult to find a trade partner for the star point guard at this point in the offseason, with little cap room still available around the league and recently signed free agents not becoming trade-eligible until at least December.

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Russell Westbrook reportedly wanted a trade before Paul George: After trade , Russell Westbrook shows love to Paul George on Instagram Russell Westbrook sh But he may have not been the first Thunder superstar to want out of Oklahoma City after 2018-19's disappointing end.

The Thunder, who entered the offseason expecting to continue trying to build a contender around Westbrook and Paul George, abruptly changed direction last week after George asked to be traded to the Clippers. Oklahoma City has since significantly retooled its roster by moving George and Jerami Grant, receiving Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and six first-round picks in return.

As a result, Westbrook’s long-term future in OKC no longer appears certain, despite the fact that his super-max contract still has four years and $171M left on it. He reportedly met with Presti over the weekend to talk about what happens next after the George trade.

We rounded up several Westbrook-related notes and rumors on Sunday, noting that the Heat, Pistons, and Rockets are among the teams believed to have interest. The Knicks, Celtics, Magic, and Timberwolves have also been mentioned as possibilities.

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