Russell Westbrook, his agent reportedly talking with Thunder about his future

Russell Westbrook, his agent reportedly talking with Thunder about his future

Russell Westbrook, his agent reportedly talking with Thunder about his future

Oklahoma City finished the regular season in sixth position in the Western Conference with a 49-33 record.

In one of the most anticipated free agent moves in National Basketball Association history, star forward Kawhi Leonard will sign a four-year, $141 million contract with the Clippers, ESPN reported late Friday. George's trade for several draft picks, however, could foreshadow a shakeup to the Thunder's roster.

This sparks the question: Do the Thunder need to completely rebuild? Although this is an extremely controversial topic for Thunder fans, it is something that needs to be explored. They're now best to the Russell Westbrook (only) show, and the last time we saw that it only paid off in a first-round playoff exit - certainly not something the Thunder would be interested in repeating, with an older Russ. The former UCLA Bruin has four years and $170 million remaining on that deal.

And the Lakers will resign three players on last year's roster, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

It would make sense to believe that the Rockets would have to trade Paul in order to acquire the constant triple-double threat in Westbrook, Harden's former teammate in Oklahoma City. During his sophomore season, Hunter helped lead the Cavaliers to the 2019 Men's National Championship, averaging 15.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists while earning Second-Team All-American honors from the NABC and Third-Team All-American Honors from the AP, USBWA and Sporting News.

Presti pursued a package of Russell Westbrook with George to the Raptors - with the NBA's Most Improved Player, forward Pascal Siakam as the centerpiece of a deal - and Ujiri balked, league sources said. More than likely, some of its newly acquired draft picks will need to be attatched in a trade to peak interest from other teams around the league. The Thunder, obviously, did not ask the same thing of the Clippers.

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