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Thunder Reportedly Have a Plan To Partner Blake Griffin With Russell Westbrook
Mike Tyson once said, everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. Well, the Oklahoma City Thunder originally planned to re-sign their superstar Kevin Durant until he punched them in the face and left to sign with the Golden State Warriors this offseason.
Now that leaves them with one other superstar, Russell Westbrook, whose contract is up after next season. The OKC Thunder don’t want to lose him as well, so they’ve mapped out a plan.
According Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, their next plan is to bring Oklahoma native and current Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin to the Thunder to hopefully entice Russell Westbrook to stay for the foreseeable future.
“For Westbrook, the most likely scenario for a renegotiation would be to use the Thunder’s cap space to guarantee he will stay under contract with the Thunder through the 2017-18 season. This would give Oklahoma City the chance to recruit one of its top targets – 2017 free agent and Oklahoma native Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers – to partner with Westbrook, league sources said.”
If they can pull this off and re-sign Westbrook, the franchise can stay afloat. If not…well, bye Westbrook.