Heat, Thunder discuss possible deal for Russell Westbrook
Miami exploring options for former NBA MVP
MIAMI – The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder are discussing the possibility of moving Russell Westbrook to Miami.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder and Westbrook have discussed a deal and Miami is a destination that "appeals to Westbrook."
The deal would be complicated. Westbrook is under contract for four years and $170 million.
Westbrook has played all 11 NBA season with the Thunder franchise.
Wojnarowski reports that Oklahoma City would rather get the deal done sooner than later.
Westbrook is a former NBA MVP. He has averaged a triple-double in each of his last three seasons.
Miami has already acquired four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler as part of a four-team swap that sent Hasan Whiteside to Portland and Josh Richardson to Philadelphia.
How Westbrook and Butler would play together is a big topic of conversation around the league. For now, the Heat are continuing to explore their options and the Thunder are doing the same.
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