440BB wrote:It looks to me like both Miami and Detroit were just being used to bump up the deal with Houston from the start. They said early on that they were going to honor Westbrook's preference. I think Westbrook was in on it with his teasing retweets about Miami.
I could be wrong but if I am, Houston was his second choice. We were never really in the conversation.
This is the right answer. We were probably "interested" for a couple of days and then waned off once we knew WB's desire to play with his BFF Harden and using Miami as his side piece.
Stories are going to come out to say we were never really in the running, which is true considering how fast the HOU thing happened once Windhorst reported it.