Russell Westbrook is one of the most famous names in the league right now and not for the right reasons. Brodie’s future with the Houston Rockets is uncertain and plenty of rumors see the light every day suggesting where he would go play if the Rockets decide to trade him and what pieces they can get in exchange for Russ.
According to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the general consensus around the league is that the Rockets should trade Westbrook, especially knowing how big his contract is and how bad things went for him and Harden during their first year together in Houston. The chemistry wasn’t the best and both Westbrook and Harden struggled to get past the Oklahoma City Thunder before they were crushed by the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.
Despite being named an All-Star and shooting a career-best 47 percent from the field during the regular season, the consensus was trading Westbrook would be ideal, but difficult at best given his salary.
“Westbrook isn’t a good compliment for anyone, in my opinion,” one Eastern Conference coach told HoopsHype. “He has to be the main guy. He can’t shoot. He needs the ball. He’s not an off-ball player. Hard to play with two max guys who need the ball. Maybe it’s possible, but it seems like two good players instead of Westbrook would be better the way they play.”
This won’t be the last thing we hear about this situation. Brodie has been trying to be successful without Kevin Durant by his side and so far he’s failed. Not even Victor Oladipo, Paul George, or James Harden couldn’t help him get the job done. This offseason will be a very entertaining one for the Rockets since they have several decisions to make and change the course of the team.