There’s been so much movement during the NBA’s free agency period this summer that it could register on the Richter scale, and we might not even be done yet. After Kawhi Leonard finally chose the Los Angeles Clippers as his next destination, luring Paul George out of Oklahoma City to join him via trade, the Thunder find themselves in a precarious spot. With George gone after just two seasons and back-to-back first round playoff losses, it’s beginning to feel like it’s also time for the Russell Westbrook era to end as well.
After snagging a historic haul of picks from the Clippers for George, then snagging another future first rounder for Jerami Grant in a trade with Denver, OKC now holds six future first round picks as they embark on what should be a total rebuild. There are rumors swirling that teams like Houston, Miami and Detroit are all showing interest in Westbrook and, with teams reportedly given the OK to call OKC, we cooked up five trades that would officially signal the end of Westbrook’s time on Oklahoma City