The Oklahoma City Thunder were cornered into making a franchise-altering decision when 2019 NBA MVP finalist Paul George asked them to trade him to the Los Angeles Clippers to join up with Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.
Now that George is heading out the door and Russell Westbrook is the only star left on a weakening OKC roster, it seems as if he could become the next player to bid adieu to the Thunder.
Multiple sources reported on the possibility of a Westbrook deal that would bring the point guard’s 11-year tenure with the Western Conference franchise to an end.
Westbrook has developed into one of the NBA’s best players since breaking into the league in 2008. During his time in OKC, he accumulated one of the most impressive resumes in the NBA over the past decade.
Westbrook was named NBA MVP in 2017, has been named twice to the NBA All-Pro first team, and six times to the second-team squad. He is an elite point guard who has shown little signs of slowing down at the age of 30.
It remains unclear which teams could potentially acquire Westbrook, but one team that immediately emerged as a potential destination has been the Miami Heat. The Southeast Conference team acquired Jimmy Butler earlier this offseason and could be looking for a superstar to pair with him.
For now, NBA fans must watch and wait to see what will become of Westbrook’s future in the league.