The chatter about a possible trade of Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook is definitely heating up this week. Multiple media reports this week indicate that a potential frontrunner has emerged.
It's not the Timberwolves – it's Boston.
But the Celtics and even the Los Angeles Lakers have been viewed as more serious contenders to work out a potential Westbrook deal.
NBC Sports says a deal that would send Westbrook to Boston makes a ton of sense.
"They're trying to challenge LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference, and Al Horford puts Boston in second place. Westbrook could make the Celtics a legitimate threat.
Boston also has a deep and talented roster and a treasure trove of draft picks, including control of the Nets' first-round pick the next two years."
While a report last week said Oklahoma City may not deal Westbrook at all, the Bleacher Report's Howard Beck reports that after talking to rival GMs that a Westbrook deal may happen sooner instead of later.
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Most around the league believe Westbrook will be in a new home next season, but it likely isn't going to be in Minnesota.