OT: Russell Westbrook trade thread

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  1. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

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    Miami seems to be the only team in the mix right now, but if this off-season has told us anything, that can change.

    What would Miami give up?

    I do believe that OKC now owns two Miami first-round picks--at least one is unprotected. So why would they give up a player to Miami and potentially devalue the picks that they own?

    Who else is a potential trade partner for OKC?
     
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    We can get him for cheap right now. High risk high reward.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    What could Miami even give up??? They owe first round picks (to OKC as he been pointed out) in ‘21 and ‘23. That means can’t trade ‘20, ‘22, or ‘24. What else could OKC want from them?!?
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    What could Miami even give up??? They owe first round picks (to OKC as he been pointed out) in ‘21 and ‘23. That means can’t trade ‘20, ‘22, or ‘24. What else could OKC want from them?!?
     
  5. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    What could Miami even give up??? They owe first round picks (to OKC as he been pointed out) in ‘21 and ‘23. That means can’t trade ‘20, ‘22, or ‘24. What else could OKC want from them?!?
     
  6. overseascardfan

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    We don't have salaries to swap out. Aside from Johnson's $19M expiring there isn't another contract that can get us close to the $38M salary except Booker's. Had they waited, they could have dealt Warren, JJ & Johnson but even so I think PHX is better off with Rubio than a ball dominant Westbrook who is about to turn 31 and is owed $170M over the next 4 years.
     
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    Folster The system doesn't work.

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    You seem to be three-peating all over this forum. You might want to restart your device or something.
     
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    If we didnt release Korver he wouldve made the salaries closer to match
     
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    If we didnt release Korver he wouldve made the salaries closer to match
     
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    If we didnt release Korver he wouldve made the salaries closer to match
     
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    Dragic and Justice Winslow... and something else... maybe whatever cheap young players Miami can actually move. I'm guessing the Heat would not offer Adebayo as part of the package and if they've officially signed Herro, their pick this year, I don't think they can trade him until December. Another complication is that I can't picture the Thunder want anything to do with Dion Waiters coming back in town.

    Bet the Heat wish this opportunity had popped up before the Butler deal was official, would have made the salary maneuverings a lot easier.
     
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    Hoop Head Señor Caca Cabeza Contributor

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    BC867 Long time Phoenician! Contributor

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    I think that Westbrook's trade value is much lower than most people think.

    He is one of the most overrated stars ever with low efficiency and on a huge contract.

    I don't think that OKC will get more for Westbrook than Winslow, Waiters, Leonard, Herro and removing the protection of MIA's 2023 pick.
     
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    We could in theory I think sign and trade Oubre and Tyler Johnson for Westbrook right now or Rubio and Tyler Johnson in december.

    Rubio and Johnson would actually make some sense but would of course be a questionable move in many regards.
     
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    It’s going to have to be a 3 team deal I think. I don’t think the heat have enough on there own to get this deal done. If I’m OKC I’m not trading him just to trade him.
     
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    Not going to be easy to move Westbrook. He has that John Wall contract.
     
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    Suns should get on the horn with Orlando to try and work on a 3 way trade with them and OKC that involves Westbrook going to Orlando, who still need a PG since they're running with Augustine, Carter-Williams, and Fultz.

    Here's a deal that works financially but we'd need to pony up at least 1 pick with Orlando throwing 1, maybe 2 of their own in as well.

    Suns send out Tyler Johnson
    Suns receive Aaron Gordon and Wes Iwundu

    Magic send out Fultz, Gordon, & Iwundu
    Magic receive Westbrook

    OKC sends out Westbrook
    OKC receives Fultz and Tyler Johnson plus Suns pick, Orlando picks

    http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=yyaeq6vy


    Suns get their PF in Gordon, Iwundu is only involved to make the salary work. Orlando had to part with an extra $1.4 million so I added him. Another small contract could take his place though. He's expiring so I figured he'd make sense in that regard.

    OKC gets a potential franchise PG to replace Westbrook if he can get his head on right and some cap relief this year, dumping about $8 million in salary right now as well as getting Tyler Johnson's deal off the books after next season.

    Orlando land a star PG to help them move up in the Eastern standings.
     
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  19. boisesuns

    boisesuns Standing Tall And Traded

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    I though he made several valid points
     
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