This NBA offseason may now officially be the wildest in Association history, or at least in the modern NBA where salary caps and free agency see dozens upon dozens of players seeking out new teams each offseason. This year, huge free agent signings have caused ripples in the trade market, starting most notably with Anthony Davis to the Lakers and then Paul George’s shocking trade from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles after the Clippers learned they were landing Kawhi Leonard.
That trade set up another potential move, one that would truly put the Thunder in rebuilding mode and one that officially happened on Thursday night when the Thunder dealt Westbrook to the Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul. The move, which was widely speculated about but still seems surprising given the state of the Rockets and the Western Conference as a whole, sent another series of shockwaves through the league.
And plenty of NBA players had something to say about the move as news of the Woj Bomb spread on Thursday night. Perhaps the most notable reaction was from now-former Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade, who may have thought the Heat were working on a deal to bring Westbrook to Miami to play with Jimmy Butler.
A former teammate of Westbrook’s in OKC certainly was shocked.
Bobby Portis, meanwhile, thinks he needs to start playing video games more to understand what’s happening this summer.
Solomon Hill thought that OKC would not be Paul’s last stop, though reports indicate that it actually may be.
Plenty of players just commented on how wild free agency has been.
PatBev is excited about what all this means for next season.
We’re all excited now, Pat.