NBA Free Agency 2020: 3 teams which could sign Russell Westbrook after Nov 20

NBA Free Agency 2020: Russell Westbrook wants out of the Houston Rockets. Westbrook has voiced his concerns about these fundamental concerns to team officials and has had several verbal exchanges with Harden.

The Houston stars were set to leave Houston after the departure of the head coach Mike D’Antoni and the general manager Daryl Morey to the Nets and the 76ers, respectively.

In an abbreviated season due to COVID-19, Westbrook averaged 27.2 points, almost eight rebounds, and seven assists per game. In the playoffs, the nine-time All-NBA guard recorded an average of 17.9 points, seven rebounds, and nearly five assists per game even with an injury.

Possible destinations for Russell Westbrook:

  • New York Knicks

New York will get a lead guard to take over ball-handling duties and. He will fit next to R.J. Barrett. Knicks are in talent acquisition mode and they are not likely to get someone better than Westbrook in free agency next year. The Rockets could get Julius Randle, Elfrid Payton, and Taj Gibson.

  • Detroit Pistons

Detroit would effectively feel like the Griffin situation has run its course and they need to inject new energy into the team. They need a player for the lead ball-handling role and Westbrook can return to superstar form. The Rockets will get Griffin and the potential of Harden-Griffin pairing could be really good for them.

  • New Orleans Pelicans

The Rockets could get Jrue Holiday and Darius Miller if Westbrook goes to the Pelicans. Zion and Westbrook running the floor could create havoc in both defense and offense for New Orleans. It would also give Stan Van Gundy a lot of talent to deal with.