On Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Clippers officially announced the signings of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
The Clippers traded for Paul George late Friday night, allowing the team to sign Leonard – who wanted a second superstar to play with.
While it’s great news for Los Angeles, the Oklahoma City Thunder were left in rebuild mode after landing five first-round picks for George.
Now, star point guard Russell Westbrook reportedly wants out.
Oklahoma City won’t be a contender this year, and Westbrook reportedly has been in contact with general manager Sam Presti about a potential trade.
The Miami Heat immediately jumped out as a potential landing spot, but the Heat have reservations about including two players in a trade.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat “prefer not” to include rookie Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo in a trade for Westbrook.
Here’s more from Jackson’s report:
The Heat and Thunder have been discussing potential combinations of players, and those specifics remain unknown. But indications are the Heat would prefer not to include Bam Adebayo or Herro. This trade would be highly appealing to the Heat if Miami can merely shed contracts of players not in its long-term plans, but it’s questionable if the Thunder would go for that.
Herro has been a standout for the Heat during the Summer League so far.
The No. 13 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft showcased some of the ability that made him a top high school recruit.
Stay tuned for more on a potential trade.