Trade talks between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat have reportedly hit a stalemate, with the Thunder reportedly asking the Heat for too much in return for MVP point guard Russell Westbrook.
The Heat have reportedly emerged as the most-likely destination for Westbrook, though Miami is apparently holding firm with its offer to Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoman’s Barry Tramel reports today that the Heat believe the Thunder’s demands are too steep at the moment.
Trade talks apparently hit a stalemate on Wednesday night.
“OKC has asked the Heat to include impressive rookie guard Tyler Herro in the proposed trade, but the Heat has been very reluctant to do that. Because Herro signed with the Heat on Wednesday, he cannot be included in any trade for 30 days, but that isn’t viewed as an obstacle.
At another point in the discussions this week, the Thunder asked the Heat to include two among Herro, Bam Adebayo and Justise Winslow, according to a source in touch with one of the two teams. The Heat also is opposed to including Adebayo, whom Erik Spoelstra ranked among the best centers in the league in the final months of last season,” he reports.
Westbrook appears to be interested in being traded to Miami, as he liked an Instagram picture of himself in a Heat jersey.
It’s unclear at this point if there are any other serious suitors for Westbrook.
The Rockets, Timberwolves and Knicks, among other teams, have also been mentioned for the star guard, though it’s yet to be reported if OKC has had trade talks with any of those franchises.