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NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin Calls For Russell Westbrook Trade; Brooklyn Nets Recruit OKC Star

( [email protected] ) Jul 30, 2016 03:56 AM EDT
The divorce of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder saw the crumbling of the newly minted Golden State Warriors star's relationship with former teammate Russell Westbrook. In choosing to play alongside Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the 2014 NBA MVP became public enemy No. 1 in the NBA - a situation endured by LeBron James when he moved to the Miami Heat to win championships with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as well as LaMarcus Aldridge when he signed with the San Antonio Spurs to play with Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Tim Duncan. However, it looks like Russell Westbrook is also moving on to a bigger city soon.
May 28, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) enters the arena before the game against the Golden State Warriors in game six of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The divorce of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder saw the crumbling of the newly minted Golden State Warriors star's relationship with former teammate Russell Westbrook. In choosing to play alongside Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the 2014 NBA MVP became public enemy No. 1 in the NBA - a situation endured by LeBron James when he moved to the Miami Heat to win championships with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as well as LaMarcus Aldridge when he signed with the San Antonio Spurs to play with Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Tim Duncan. However, it looks like Russell Westbrook is also moving on to a bigger city soon.

The move of Jeremy Lin from the Charlotte Hornets, where he played an exciting NBA season with Kemba Walker and Courtney Lee, to the Brooklyn Nets allowed the Linsanity to return to New York. While the Asian star opted to be with the Brook Lopez team instead of re-joining the New York Knicks, which now not only has Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis but also Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah from the Chicago Bulls, fans are still eager to see him return to the Big Apple. Moreover, Jeremy Lin comes back with a bigger role in his new NBA team - a leader.

Given his new status as one of the major players in the Brooklyn Nets franchise, Jeremy Lin is said to be looking into adding All-Star members this NBA offseason. One of his targets is reportedly none other than Russell Westbrook. With only one year left in his contract before hitting free agency, the Oklahoma City Thunder star is said to be up for grabs this offseason as the NBA team attempts to veer from yet another Kevin Durant situation where they got nothing in exchange for an All-Star.

Rumors are rife that the Brooklyn Nets is proving to be an attractive destination for Russell Westbrook. With the NBA All-Star's love for flashy things and the spotlight, speculations are swirling that the New York team offer has him thinking of moving out of the Oklahoma City Thunder roster soon. Since the Carmelo Anthony team is already filled to the brim with superstars, fans believe that Russell Westbrook would want an NBA team that can give him more space to shine and showcase his skills.

Will the Jeremy Lin squad be the perfect destination for Russell Westbrook? Should the Oklahoma City Thunder star leave his current team, which no longer has partner Kevin Durant, and join forces with the Linsanity in New York?

The answers remain uncertain. At this point, the Oklahoma City Thunder front office is still doing its best to retain the services of Russell Westbrook. As for the Brooklyn Nets, the New York team is said to be concentrating on building a roster around Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez.


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