Michael Jordan Is Reportedly Pushing For The Hornets To Trade For Russell Westbrook

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The Russell Westbrook trade rumors are starting to heat up and all signs keep points towards Charlotte being the team that trades for him.

Last week, Westbrook requested a trade out of Houston because of his issues with James Harden among other things.

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Conner is now reporting that Michael Jordan is personally pushing for the Hornets to trade for Westbrook this offseason but it’s currently unclear how committed he is about acquiring the superstar guard.

Via The Ringer

Since it was reported that Westbrook wants out, the Hornets have emerged as the most likely team to land him. Front office sources tell me Michael Jordan wants the 2016-17 MVP, which is unsurprising and understandable. Westbrook would put eyes on televisions and fans in the seats (once they’re able to safely return). Charlotte would win more games, too. But those same sources add that the Hornets won’t put the no. 3 pick in Wednesday’s draft on the table for Westbrook, so the organization is clearly not overly zealous to make a deal.

Westbrook is currently signed to Jordan brand so a move to Charlotte would make sense but we’ll have to see if the Hornets have enough assets to make a move for Russ.