That was the question many NBA fans asked back on the 4th of July after KD decided to take his talents to the Warriors. Westbrook is set to become a free agent next summer, and like KD, there’s a good chance he might leave Oklahoma City once he hits the open market. So at this point, it sounds like the Thunder would be willing to try and work out a trade for Westbrook if they can find the right trade partner, simply so that they can get something in return for their superstar.
The Lakers, Clippers, and Timberwolves have all been suggested as potential landing spots for Westbrook, but according to Bleacher Report reporter Howard Beck, the Celtics are the “most likely” trade destination for the five-time NBA All-Star. Beck says there have been several NBA general managers who have told him that Westbrook could be shipped off to Boston prior to the start of the 2016-17 NBA season. Here is what Beck said in a video released early Wednesday:
What I’m hearing here in Las Vegas [at the NBA Summer League] from some GMs is that, not only do they think Westbrook will get traded, [they think] that it’ll be sooner rather than later, probably before the season starts, and that the most likely destination right now would be the Boston Celtics.
Does this mean Westbrook is definitely going to get moved? No. But there are more than a few Celtics fans who are flipping out right now over the possibility of their team landing Westbrook. Check out some of their excited reactions below:
Of course, not everyone who roots for Boston is thrilled with the idea of trading for Westbrook. Even if the Celtics do work out a deal, there’s a chance Westbrook could leave the team after just one season once he becomes a free agent:
But if you didn’t think this summer could get any crazier for the NBA, think again! These Westbrook trade rumors are only going to intensify as the days, weeks, and months go on.