NBA trade season is quickly approaching and with an abbreviated offseason, the rumors are starting to heat up.
Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Rockets star Russell Westbrook had requested a trade from the team for various reasons including not wanting to play alongside James Harden anymore.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 12, 2020
"I'm telling you what I have heard: they don't want to play with each other any more. Russell Westbrook doesn't want to play with James Harden. James Harden doesn't want to play with Russell Westbrook."
— First Take (@FirstTake) November 12, 2020
NBA source confirms Russell Westbrook has asked to be traded as @ShamsCharania reported first. The source says Westbrook wants to be traded because he’s not happy with the #Rockets style of play on offense.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 12, 2020
According to the latest trade rumor the Rockets are reportedly in preliminary talks to trade Westbrook to the Clippers for Paul George and a high draft pick.
According to @ScoopB, there have been preliminary trade talks between the Rockets/Clippers about a huge trade;
Rockets – Paul George
Clippers – Russell Westbrook, Robert Covington, 2023 First-Round Pick pic.twitter.com/CfRsvwHYPI
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 13, 2020
The trade makes sense considering the Clippers are trying to shake things up after their embarrassing playoff loss to the Nuggets and Westbrook has reportedly put the Clippers as one of his preferred destinations to be traded to.
— Hoopsview (@hoopsview) November 11, 2020
NBA fans thought it was funny that the Clippers were potentially trying to dump Paul George after one season.
Kawhi chose paul George over the lakers and lebron just to watch pg get traded a month after the lakers finals win pic.twitter.com/8XXfjcGKNz
— John (@iam_johnw) November 13, 2020
Funny part about it is Paul George gathered the Clips team after they had one of the biggest chokes in NBA history and told them that they had to stay committed. To stay together and chase a ring again next year……. AND NOW THAT MAN IS FIRST IN LINE TO GET TRADED! pic.twitter.com/lAUI4IFO4b
— Churra$coPapi (@SippinSlimFast) November 13, 2020
Kawhi asked the Lakers for a private jet to sign, went to the Clippers after being denied, demanded them to trade for Paul George before he agreed to go, then “okays” a trade to send George to Houston after just one season for Westbrook. Thought Bron was the GM? 🤣
— Gary Sheffield Jr. (@GarysheffieldJr) November 13, 2020