After Paul George’s surprising departure, the eight time NBA all star, Russell Westbrook also wants out of OKC and is showing a big interest in Miami. The Miami Heat also show interest in Russell Westbrook.
The OKC’s last finals appearance was back in 2012 where they lost to the Miami Heat, led by the great LeBron James. After that finals experience, there were disappointing seasons one after another for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the effort of trying to win a championship. This team has been eliminated in the opening round of the Western Conference playoffs three straight years. However, the 30 year old has four years and $170 million left on his contract.
Pat Riley, the president of the Miami Heat, has made a massive move by acquiring the all-star guard Jimmy Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers in a four-way-sign-and-trade in the beginning of the free agency. Along with head coach Erik Spoelstra, they believe that they can pursue another great talent to pair with Jimmy Butler and be a possible contender in the chase of winning a championship.
Russell Westbrook has been averaging a triple double for three consecutive seasons. He still remains as one of the NBA’s most dominant forces and has played for OKC his whole career. The question now so many people ask, where will we see him next season?
It’s very unlikely that we will see him in a OKC jersey next season. It will be very interesting and strange to see him in a different jersey, considering the fact that he played for this franchise 11 years.