Russell Westbrook and the Rockets seem to have terminated their relationship, after the player made it clear to the franchise his interest in being transferred to be the one again reference and star of a team. Despite the great anticipation that his arrival in Houston generated to create a deadly couple with James Harden, the duo has ended up being a failure.
- 132.5 million contract until 2023
Besides, the departure of two of the characters who put the most interest in their arrivals as GM Daryl Morey and Coach Mike D’Antoni, have caused Westbrook to seek luck in another franchise to lead. One of the highest quality players in the league would not have to have complications to find a destination, but one with 32 years and a salary of 132.5 million owed until 2023, perhaps.
Los Angeles Clippers
One of the most interesting options when it comes to show refers since would join two other stars of the league like Kawhi Leonard or Paul George. In addition, improving a squad that lacks an elite base with an offensive vocation and that also covers the tasks Beverley and Williams, that next to Zubac or Harrel, they would go the opposite way.
New York Knicks
One of the Few options New Yorkers have to restore illusion to your short-term fans. The Madison Square Garden team have been ostracized for several years as one of the worst teams in the history of the league, something that the ‘rookie’ RJ Barrett is trying to change, but still with a long way to go. However, for a team that needs a total reconstruction, maybe not the best idea mortgage with a player who is over 30 years old.
The Michael Jordan franchise will not hesitate to enter the race for the still Rockets player, after last season they lost their flagship, Kemba Walker. The offer the Hornets are rumored to offer is juicy: Nicolas Batum, Devonte Graham and their pick for the next draft, nothing more and nothing less than the number three, in a litter that, despite not being the one that has raised the most expectations, hides several gems, especially in their first elections.
An unlikely option, but one that has gained weight in recent hours is the arrival of the ‘Alien’ at TD Garden. A transfer involved in many doubts, mainly because it places one of the favorites of the green fans in the Rockets: nothing more and nothing less than Marcus Smart, which in the last playoffs showed a superlative level. Along with him, he would also leave Kemba Walker, but would provide the Celtics with a profile they lack: a ‘clutch’ player, something Tatum has yet to polish.
New Orleans Pelicans
If Westbrook came to Louisiana the Pelicans would become one of the strongest teams in the league, bringing together two hoop beasts like Russell himself and Zion Williamson, that added to the growth of Ingram, they would have a team that would allow them to dream of anything. The reverse path, according to early rumors, they would Jrue Holiday y Darius Miller, although it is not ruled out that one more player to convince Houston.