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Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:14 pm

The Oklahoma City Thunder are seeking multiple young assets in exchange for Russell Westbrook, which the Miami Heat have refused at least to this point, a source tells Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.


The Thunder have asked for Tyler Herro to be included. Herro was Miami's first round draft pick.


Oklahoma City asked the Heat to include two of Herro, Bam Adebayo and Justise Winslow during another point in the discussions this week. Miami is opposed to included Adebayo.


The Heat value Winslow but they could include him in a deal for Westbrook since his role would be diminished as a ballhandler. 


Miami is willing to give the Thunder contracts that add up to slightly more that Westbrook’s $38.5 million salary next season. 


Westbrook is due $172 million over the next four seasons. The Heat are unsure if any other teams are seriously pursuing Westbrook.

Via Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#2 » by Elnegron » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:44 pm

Good luck okc. Winslow and fillers rake it or leave it
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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#3 » by BlueHeat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:50 pm

Are they kidding? nobody wants westbrook and we have to give up our young core for him?

I wouldnt even include winslow. Take the expirings or go eff off. WB isn't even that good.
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Post#4 » by The_Hater » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:54 pm

This should be a deal breaker for the Heat, let’s see exactly how desperate they are to take in RWB and one of the leagues worst contracts.
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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#5 » by DannyAingeIsGod » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm

Small market teams should make a push at Westbrook. Guy could fill out a crowd, as far as winning a playoff series.. good luck with that. He’s really found better ways of becoming more inefficient since Durant’s departure. Pat Riley better not make this trade. Just the thought of Westbrook coming in and pissing off the culture, hogging the ball, helping jimmy butler’s numbers diminish a little more. Wherever he goes will be a toxic environment. I’m not sure he would even get a chance to play if he played for Popovich.
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Post#6 » by LAKESHOW » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:04 pm

This is what im talking about POP and Presti giving away assets and crowning NBA champions. Pop just gives one up to Canada. And now this idiot presti is trying to hand one over to the kids next door in LA! Why didnt he get Lou Williams from the clippers!?!? The Clips were HIGHLY motivated to handover assets! Now this idiot is trying to get assets for that gawdawful westbrook contract?? It was easier gettin more for PG than it is for Wbrook. These 2 idiots need to be stopped before they work together to try to build another dynasty in miami.
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Post#7 » by the_process » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:14 pm

The Heat should offer James Johnson, Dragic, and Winslow for Westbrook and Patterson. And not a thing more.
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Post#8 » by nikster » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:15 pm

LAKESHOW wrote:This is what im talking about POP and Presti giving away assets and crowning NBA champions. Pop just gives one up to Canada. And now this idiot presti is trying to hand one over to the kids next door in LA! Why didnt he get Lou Williams from the clippers!?!? The Clips were HIGHLY motivated to handover assets! Now this idiot is trying to get assets for that gawdawful westbrook contract?? It was easier gettin more for PG than it is for Wbrook. These 2 idiots need to be stopped before they work together to try to build another dynasty in miami.

WHY the hell would OKC want Lou? And of course he’s trying to get something for Westbrook, why wouldn’t he.
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Post#9 » by the_process » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:16 pm

LAKESHOW wrote:This is what im talking about POP and Presti giving away assets and crowning NBA champions. Pop just gives one up to Canada. And now this idiot presti is trying to hand one over to the kids next door in LA! Why didnt he get Lou Williams from the clippers!?!? The Clips were HIGHLY motivated to handover assets! Now this idiot is trying to get assets for that gawdawful westbrook contract?? It was easier gettin more for PG than it is for Wbrook. These 2 idiots need to be stopped before they work together to try to build another dynasty in miami.


Sounds like bitter Laker fan to me. :lol:
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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#10 » by Thundershock88 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:29 pm

DannyAingeIsGod wrote:Small market teams should make a push at Westbrook. Guy could fill out a crowd, as far as winning a playoff series.. good luck with that. He’s really found better ways of becoming more inefficient since Durant’s departure. Pat Riley better not make this trade. Just the thought of Westbrook coming in and pissing off the culture, hogging the ball, helping jimmy butler’s numbers diminish a little more. Wherever he goes will be a toxic environment. I’m not sure he would even get a chance to play if he played for Popovich.


Paul George's numbers really suffered this year playing with Westbrook. :roll:
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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#11 » by Thundershock88 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:30 pm

the_process wrote:The Heat should offer James Johnson, Dragic, and Winslow for Westbrook and Patterson. And not a thing more.


And the Thunder should not accept that deal.
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Post#12 » by LAKESHOW » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:34 pm

nikster wrote:
LAKESHOW wrote:This is what im talking about POP and Presti giving away assets and crowning NBA champions. Pop just gives one up to Canada. And now this idiot presti is trying to hand one over to the kids next door in LA! Why didnt he get Lou Williams from the clippers!?!? The Clips were HIGHLY motivated to handover assets! Now this idiot is trying to get assets for that gawdawful westbrook contract?? It was easier gettin more for PG than it is for Wbrook. These 2 idiots need to be stopped before they work together to try to build another dynasty in miami.

WHY the hell would OKC want Lou? And of course he’s trying to get something for Westbrook, why wouldn’t he.

Because he could be easily gotten! His contract is cheap. He can score buckets. A player like that with westbrooks contract is pullin a tractor uphill.
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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#13 » by KGdaBom » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:45 pm

People saying that Westbrook should be avoided because he is a bad teammate are ridiculous. I've never heard one player have one bad thing to say about him. Durant and George had their best years playing with him.

Reasons to stay away include the contract, but Miami has more than enough bad contracts to send. Westbrooks efficiency has been dropping. However, he's incredibly productive and could help the right team become a contender.
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Post#14 » by alienpick » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 pm

LAKESHOW wrote:
nikster wrote:
LAKESHOW wrote:This is what im talking about POP and Presti giving away assets and crowning NBA champions. Pop just gives one up to Canada. And now this idiot presti is trying to hand one over to the kids next door in LA! Why didnt he get Lou Williams from the clippers!?!? The Clips were HIGHLY motivated to handover assets! Now this idiot is trying to get assets for that gawdawful westbrook contract?? It was easier gettin more for PG than it is for Wbrook. These 2 idiots need to be stopped before they work together to try to build another dynasty in miami.

WHY the hell would OKC want Lou? And of course he’s trying to get something for Westbrook, why wouldn’t he.

Because he could be easily gotten! His contract is cheap. He can score buckets. A player like that with westbrooks contract is pullin a tractor uphill.


Why would Presti want Lou scoring buckets for OKC? He’s obviously starting a tank job, Lou could win him a few games and that’s not what a tank commander needs.
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Post#15 » by LAKESHOW » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:58 pm

He aint tanking though, hes in a rebuild. He has enuff 1st rounders. He needs solid vets to start rebuilding. Lou Will was that guy. But again, he wants to give away free treats.
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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#16 » by aicnirvana » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 pm

We'll see if Riley learned anything from when he tried to get Butler from MN...

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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#17 » by Chi Dynasty12 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:57 pm

If they wanted assets for Westbrook, then they shouldn't have inked him to a $40mil+ / year deal :crazy:
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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#18 » by Elnegron » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:22 pm

the_process wrote:The Heat should offer James Johnson, Dragic, and Winslow for Westbrook and Patterson. And not a thing more.

Totally agree. Westbrook wants miami and okc have no other alternative. Nobody is giving more for that contract
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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#19 » by donemilio21 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:51 pm

OKC would be foolish to trade Westbrook before January, when players who signed new contracts would be eligible to get traded. More suitors will pop-up then.
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Re: Thunder Seeking Multiple Young Assets From Heat For Russell Westbrook 

Post#20 » by D21 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:54 pm

What OK will not get for Westbrook is what they got for Geroge. George is easier to fit in any roster than Westbrook, everybody knows that he plays more for the W than Westbrook. Westbrook gives all he has, but it looks like it's for 50% the W, and 50% the individual stats, and the comment from Billups on how Carmelo was feeling the game seems to match perfectly how Westbrook was playing (maybe he will change, and he has the potential for).

Every GM has a doubt on this, and his contract is bigger than George's contract.
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