Russell Westbrook trade rumors: Rockets pursuing three-team deal for Thunder guard

Posted On Aug 16 2020 by

first_imgNBA TRADE RUMORS:These five teams could pursue Russell Westbrook”I will say this — the Houston Rockets are trying to get in on this,” Windhorst said on “SportsCenter” when asked by Cari Champion about a Westbrook trade. “They’re trying to get in and possibly do a three-team trade where they could get their hands on Russell Westbrook. But again, three-team trades are pretty difficult.”Westbrook’s enormous contract complicates trade discussions, and the challenges in constructing a three-teamer makes the Rockets a “long shot” at the moment.Russell Westbrook contractAgeSalary2019-2030$38.5 million2020-2131$41.3 million2021-2232$44.2 million2022-23 (player option)33$47.0 millionChris Paul’s salary for 2019-20 ($38.5 million) matches perfectly with Westbrook’s, but the Thunder are trying to move off money and duck the luxury tax. That doesn’t make a ton of sense. The more likely trade candidates are guys like Clint Capela and Eric Gordon. Even then, the deal would need additional work. The Heat seem to be the favorite to land Russell Westbrook with the Thunder guard now on the trade block, but the Rockets aren’t giving up just yet.Houston is looking to execute a three-team deal in order to acquire the eight-time All-Star, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The Thunder likely desire young prospects as part of a Westbrook deal, and that’s what puts the Heat in the lead. Justise Winslow, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro are worthwhile targets for Oklahoma City, though it’s unclear if Miami is willing to part with any of those players. (CBA note: Herro can’t be traded for 30 days after signing his rookie contract with the Heat on Wednesday.)Windhorst says if it’s up to Westbrook, he’d prefer to take his talents to South Beach. That could be an important factor in negotiations, should the Thunder want to do right by a franchise icon.”From what I understand, he’s supplied a list to the Thunder with a few teams on it, a short list,” Windhorst said. “But the Heat are at the top of it.”last_img read more


Portugal bought the Match against BiH in the Playoffs in 2009!

Posted On Aug 16 2020 by

first_imgFormer coach of the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ćiro Blažević stated that the national team of Portugal is buying matches and that he experienced it in two national teams he led.Ćiro revealed that he cheers against Portugal for personal reasons, no matter who they play against.“It is because they are buying games. I led Dinamo in 1982 against Sporting when they bought the match. In the playoffs for EURO 2009 Portugal bought the match against BiH. What I am saying is truth and I do not care, what can they do, arrest me? If they are not ashamed, they can come and tell me in my face that they did not buy it,” said Ćiro Blažević.Blažević came to this statement while explaining that Croatia will win the match against Portugal in the round of sixteen at EURO easily and that Cristiano Ronaldo, “the greatest disappointment of EURO”, can be stopped without an effort.“I do not care about Portugal. Whoever they play against, I always cheer against them for personal reasons,” said Ćiro before giving this shocking statement.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba/photo: dnevnik.ba)last_img read more