Miami Heat Interested In Russell Westbrook Under 1 Condition

Miami Heat Interested In Russell Westbrook Under 1 Condition

Russell Westbrook came to the Los Angeles Lakers with the intention of winning a championship.

Unfortunately, not too long into his time in L.A., it became readily apparent that he was a terrible fit alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Not only did they not compete for a title, but they couldn’t even make the playoffs together.

History looks like it could repeat itself this season, too.

Fortunately, it appears as though there is another NBA title contender has interest in Westbrook: the Miami Heat.

There is just one little condition that needs to be met first – Westbrook needs to be bought.

“NBA sources have listed the Miami Heat as a potential destination for Westbrook as a post-trade buyout candidate,” Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report revealed this past week.

Obviously the Lakers won’t buy Westbrook out, so the only way this scenario comes to be is if they are table to trade him elsewhere. Then that squad would buy him out.

Westbrook has improved a lot since finally accepting his bench role with the Lakers, but the front office apparently still has one major concern about him.

That might explain all the chatter this week regarding L.A. being open to a trade for any one of three major sharpshooters. Presumably, Westbrook would be an outgoing piece in any of those prospective deals.

Westbrook is averaging 14.7 points, 7.6 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game this year. Statistically, he can clearly still contribute.

And the fact that he accepted a Sixth Man role with L.A., after some pushback, shows he is still flexible enough mentally to do something like that.

For a Heat team that has been blasted by injuries all season so far and that desperately just needs more talent, Westbrook on the cheap makes sense.

That said, a lot of pieces still have to align for Westbrook to find himself in South Beach.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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