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SportRussell Westbrook reportedly wanted a trade before Paul George

19:58  12 july  2019
19:58  12 july  2019 Source:   okcthunderwire.com

After trade, Russell Westbrook shows love to Paul George on Instagram

After trade, Russell Westbrook shows love to Paul George on Instagram Russell Westbrook showed love to Paul George on Instagram following his ex-teammate’s trade to the LA Clippers. George posted a photo of him with his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates on Instagram Saturday, along with a farewell note following two seasons with the team. “Thank you Oklahoma for 2 great years, you took me in as one of your own from the day I touched down. Thank you to the fans who make representing those 3 letters mean something. Thank you to Sam and Clay for being the best management a franchise and player could ask for.

Russell Westbrook reportedly "broached" the idea of a trade following the Thunder's loss to the Trail Blazers in the 2019 NBA Playoffs. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Westbrook brought up the idea of a trade well before Paul asked for his own

Paul George reportedly demanded to be traded earlier this week, something that apparently caught the Thunder off guard. Rival NBA teams have been aware of the discontent of OKC's two stars: Paul George -- and Russell Westbrook , league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder were knocked out of the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs by the Portland Trail Blazers, marking the third consecutive postseason in which the team was bounced in the opening round. The team was still underperforming despite 2019 MVP candidate Paul George and 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook leading the charge. So when George had the chance to team up with Kawhi Leonard on the Los Angeles Clippers, he took it - albeit in atypical fashion.

But he may have not been the first Thunder superstar to want out of Oklahoma City after 2018-19's disappointing end.

According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Westbrook brought up the idea of a trade well before Paul asked for his own:

Thunder reportedly will look to trade Chris Paul

Thunder reportedly will look to trade Chris Paul Spending the remainder of his career on a rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder team cannot be what Chris Paul had in mind. Paul was traded to OKC on Thursday as part of a shocking deal that sent Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for a pair of first-round picks and two pick swaps. The Thunder have dealt away Paul George and Westbrook over the last week, accumulated draft picks, and are in clear rebuilding mode. They have no use for an aging point guard like Paul, who would prefer to compete for a championship.

Russell Westbrook trade rumors linking him to the Heat continue to swirl, but find out why the Heat likely need a third team involved in the deal. ESPN’s Marc Spears reported that he heard prior to the Paul George trade that Westbrook wanted out of Oklahoma City. Now, it seems clear that the.

By sending Paul George to the Clippers and Russell Westbrook to the Rockets, Oklahoma City is becoming the first team ever to trade two The Thunder are the first team in decades to trade even two reigning All-Stars in the same offseason. The sequence appears clear: George requested a trade .

Westbrook met with the Thunder front office this week to say he would welcome a trade following Paul George's departure to the Clippers. But an individual with knowledge of the talks said Westbrook initially broached the subject after OKC's season ended with a first-round loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Feigen's report echoes what Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated reported directly following the news of George's trade, in which Spears stated, "Westbrook has been quietly grumbling about the team's struggles and may want out."

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