Oklahoma City’s ordeal: Westbrook likely to be traded before 2016-2017 NBA season begins 

NBA Trade Rumors report Oklahoma City Thunder to hit the restart button with plans on shipping Russell Westbrook to Boston.

Thundered; The 2016 NBA offseason wipes out OKC’s star-power roster like a tornado, as their second franchise player is set for another destination: most likely the Boston Celtics, according to NBA GM’s.

This NBA Free Agency Frenzy continues; but, really — could Boston really land Westbrook?

NBA Executives around the league say that Thunder GM Sam Presti plans to trade Westbrook before the 2016-2017 season begins.

While the Celtics may be the frontrunner for the Westbrook, there are some obstacles Boston and other interested teams must hurdle – teams may able to pick him up for a bargain of $17M, but will have to risk seeing him hit the open market next summer.  Who is going to pick up Westbrook’s 1-year rental?

It seems like a perfect “no risk, no reward”, scenario for Boston and other NBA Free Agency-hungry teams.

Photo by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA (Russell Westbrook) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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