Eventually, I am going to do a total recap of the NBA Free Agency Drama that has been going on for the past week. We are nearing an end of the multi-billion dollar spending spree. The last of this is the latest and greatest whining from Russell Westbrook because another star left him behind like a bag of trash.
Personally, the OKC Thunder made out like thieves from the Paul George trade to the LA Clippers. I love that OKC got Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari. Gallinari can become an elite scorer if he is given the opportunity. You would think Russell Westbrook would be happy but he seems to want a trade from numerous sources.
Here is the funniest thing, the destinations as of late is Detroit and Houston. Which has to be the most insane thing you could even process.
Now the destination that makes the most sense, if you want to use those words is the Detroit Pistons. Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. Recently the Detroit Pistons signed Derrick Rose. If Rose is not part of the trade and from the reports, I have heard has not been listed, you would have Rose, Griffin and Westbrook getting into a fist fight to who is going to drive into the lane from the top of the circle. The trade is utter insanity, the only player I would feel bad for is Andre Drummond, who would never see a basketball other than rebounding all of the bricks tossed from Westbrook and Griffin.
Now, a trade with the Rockets is totally twilight zone material, saying it is insane is simply too soft. You would think Chris Paul would have to be dealt because I simply do not see him as an off-guard. So that would mean it would be an utter brick fest between Westbrook and Harden. Which would mean whoever is going to play center for the Houston Rockets will become the league rebound champion by the halfway point of the season.
When you look at the most likely lineup for the OKC Thunder as of today would be Adams, Grant, Gallinari, Robertson / Schroeder / Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Westbrook. I am telling you OKC Fans, that is a great lineup and it is a winning lineup. You are going to get into the playoffs and you are going to win some games in the playoffs. It is a perfect team to run and gun.
My suggestion would be for someone to corral Russell Westbrook and tell him to put on his big girl panties and start working harder with the players he has because his other options suck and he will most likely not make the playoffs.