NBA Trade Rumors: Will OKC Thunder Send Russell Westbrook To New York Knicks For Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick Rose?
According to the latest NBA trade rumors, the OKC Thunder might enter a trade with the New York Knicks involving point guard Russell Westbrook, power forward Kristaps Porzingis, and point guard Derrick Rose.
If the deal is carried forward by both the teams, then it will be confirmed only after the year ends because of Westbrook's revised contract with the OKC Thunder. However, few reports stated that the Thunder might trade Westbrook if the team is unable to perform well in the upcoming season under his leadership.
Despite the Westbrook trade rumors, Sports Rageous reported that the deal might not be possible as Westbrook recently signed a three-year contract with the OKC Thunder. Also, it is stated that Westbrook is considered to be the key player, which will help the Thunder to maintain their dominance in the Western Conference league even after Kevin Durant's departure.
On the other hand, the latest trade rumors suggested that even the New York Knicks are looking forward to bringing Westbrook into their team to further improve their roster. It is expected that Westbrook's on-court offensive skills will help the Kicks to win a number of matches in the new season.
However, reports stated that Porzingis is one of the most-loved players of the Knicks with a huge following. He has an average of 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game based on the 72 games that he has played for the Knicks. Thus, trading him to the Thunder even for the big shot Westbrook is expected to prove as a bad deal for the Knicks.
On the other hand, it is touted that there are high chances that the Knicks will trade Rose owing to his poor performance in the last NBA season.
However, these are all just hearsays as they are currently based on speculations from experts and enthusiasts. Stay tuned for more updates and NBA trade rumors about the OKC Thunder and the New York Knicks.