In the past week, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti pulled off two blockbuster trades.
He sent Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers for a record number of draft picks on Friday last week. Just five days later, he traded former MVP Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets.
In return, Oklahoma City received Chris Paul, two first-round picks and two future pick swaps.
Paul isn’t long for Oklahoma City. According to multiple reports, the Thunder are working to trade the star point guard and one team is reportedly in the mix.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed Oklahoma City is attempting to trade Paul to the Miami Heat “as fast as possible.”
Here’s more from Woj.
Woj saying that Chris Paul to Miami is a deal Oklahoma City is trying to get done as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/gypJq340VQ
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When asked if other teams are on the hunt for the star point guard, Woj suggested the market for Paul is small.
Miami appears to be the only team willing to take on CP3’s massive contract. He’s due $124 million over the next three seasons.
The Heat were reportedly in the mix for Westbrook before the Rockets landed the star point guard.
Wojnarowski revealed the Thunder will likely need to ship a draft pick along with Chris Paul to the Heat to get a deal done.