FS1’s Ric Bucher believes Rockets may have to trade Russell Westbrook.
NBA insider and FS1 analyst Ric Bucher believes Westbrook could possibly get traded. Bucher was recently on The Herd with Colin Cowherd and had the below to say.
“If you look at all of the moves Daryl has made, Daryl has constantly tried to re-constitute this team to give James Harden an opportunity to win the championship. And where they are financially now is they’re stuck. They’re not going to be able to add pieces, they’re going to have to remove a few.
When you look at the Rockets right now, where they are financially and where they are with their talent, there are no up-and-coming young players. There’s no hope for the future. Financially, they’re going to have to get rid of a key piece. They may even have to move Russell Westbrook.”
It’s not the first time we’ve heard trade speculation regarding Russ, as Ryen Russilo made a similar claim earlier in the season, which was ultimately refuted by team sources, who oftentimes tend to know more than those on the national stage.
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