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NBA rumors: Russell Westbrook, in San Antonio Spurs?

It seems increasingly clear that the future of Russell Westbrook It is not found in Los Angeles Lakers. The arrival of patrick beverleywith which


It seems increasingly clear that the future of Russell Westbrook It is not found in Los Angeles Lakers. The arrival of patrick beverleywith which you already know that it does not have a great relationship, the acquisition of Dennis Schroderwith whom he shares a position and also needs to have the ball in his hand, and the sale of his mansion in California, are details that indicate that the 2017 MVP could come out sooner rather than later.

In recent days there have been several NBA rumors around the Utah Jazz, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, and so on. Today is the turn of the San Antonio Spurs.

Is it a realistic option to imagine Westbrook in a Spurs jersey?

The San Antonio Spurs are in full rebuilding. For them, the interest is to lose the greatest number of games in order to have the maximum possible chance of having a high election in the next draft 2023if it can be the first best.

Not surprisingly, they have let go of Dejounte Murray that he was their only All-Star level player, getting no player in return.

Today we may see Russell Westbrook as just another player for the coming season with the Lakers, but you have to have a slightly broader memory and remember what he did just 2 years ago with the Lakers. Washington Wizards: 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists on average per game. Therefore, we can ask ourselves the following: Would the Spurs be interested in getting a player of the caliber of Russell Westbrook?

The problem would come more in terms of what they could offer in exchange, because the Texan team is the one with the lowest salary mass in the entire NBA, and Russell Westbrook has a contract of 47 million dollars. They would have to include multiple players, even bring a third, and perhaps fourth, team into the equation. The interest for Texans would come in the Trade Deadline. If they get Westbrook back to his level, they could get a good package, draft picks, which is what interests them right now, because there may be franchises interested in a player like that, with half the salary already collected, who could make a difference. in more than one template. Besides, it would only be half a year because he then ends his contract.

In summary, the ideal thing for San Antonio would be to return Russell Westbrook to his level, to be able to trade him in the middle of the season and to be able to get several important draft rounds, without winning many games either to have the option to choose between the highest positions in the draft.