5 possible Russell Westbrook trade destinations

Paul George standing with his hands on his head during a game

A Saturday report from ESPN stated Westbrook and his agent are discussing possible moves with Oklahoma City's front office and a deal could be done before the start of next season.

As the bombshell news broke that the Los Angeles Clippers had pulled off an incredible double swoop for Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, questions arose as to the future of Russell Westbrook and his role in the saga. In return, the Thunder would receive Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, and a massive collection of future draft picks. Although this is an extremely controversial topic for Thunder fans, it is something that needs to be explored.

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook is garnering plenty of trade interest. That blockbuster, one that involved the Clippers giving up FIVE first round draft picks and two pick swaps to the Oklahoma City Thunder, may set off even more blockbuster transactions.

While Westbrook is still among the league's best point guards, the issue is his contract. But his massive salary makes it hard for teams to propose a trade that would clear the necessary room for a team to absorb his $171 million contract to be paid out over the next four seasons.

There may not be too many more teams who can afford Westbrook, but it's hard to imagine these three teams are the only ones trying to crunch numbers to figure out if they can afford the eight-time All-NBA guard.

The Thunder agreeing to trade Russell Westbrook to the Lakers makes sense for both parties. It wouldn't be a surprise to see the Rockets try and get involved in a trade for Westbrook. This makes it tricky for Oklahoma City to make a trade that makes sense for them. According to Zach Lowe, if the pick does not convey over the next three seasons as a top-10 protected first round selection, it would then convert into two second rounders. That news no doubt caught the attention of the Miami Heat, who are pursuing a trade for the veteran guard.

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