This is yet another instance of the incompetence of a single franchise that has had some of the best talent on their roster and have done nothing with it.
Just one year after signing a massive contract to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder — Paul George found himself wanting off the team after being heavily recruited by Kawhi Leonard.
It turns out that may not have been the only reason why he requested a trade.
Rival teams have been aware of the discontent of both Paul George and Russell Westbrook, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Westbrook’s future with the Thunder remains unclear as the front office weighs their options to either trade him for more assets or try once again to bring another star to play alongside him.
Westbrook has four seasons remaining on his current deal at the following numbers:
19-20: $38.51 million
20-21: $41.36 million
21-22: $44.21 million
22-23: $47.06 million
Royce Young of ESPN writes trading him “appears to be the most likely scenario.”