With Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti clearly eyeing the future after trading Paul George for players and FIVE first round picks, there is chatter that point guard Russell Westbrook could be the next star to leave the Thunder. The Athletic’s Shams Charania has details:
This is based upon relationships on all sides — Russell Westbrook, agent Thad Foucher and GM Sam Presti — and collaborating together and examining alternative solutions. Trade timing is challenging this late in the summer due to salaries frozen across NBA from free-agent deals. https://t.co/L0ABYFwAfH— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 8, 2019
As Shams mentions, the timing of a deal is difficult at this point, but it’s stunning to see the Thunder willing to take calls on the star point guard that has spent his entire career with the franchise.
So it turns out this could’ve been both George AND Westbrook’s last on-court moment in OKC: