According to Shams Charania of Sports and Stadium, Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook does not want to stay in Houston.
Westbrook is 32 years old and is owed $131 million in the next three seasons.according to Sports Illustrated Chris Mannix, if the Rockets buy Westbrook, the market will be very limited.
Westbrook helped the Rockets participate in the 2020 NBA Western Conference semifinals with the help of James Harden. The NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers eliminated the Rockets 4-1 in the series.
In the James Harden era, the Rockets have entered the playoffs for eight consecutive years, but as we approach the 2020-21
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon reported Wednesday morning that Harden and MVP Russell Westbrook “have expressed concerns about the direction of the franchise.”
Westbrook’s concerns about staying in Houston focused on the team’s culture and sense of responsibility. Competitive sportsThe ones are Kelly Iko and Charania. Westbrook expressed concerns about these structural issues to the team officials. According to reports, he had several verbal exchanges with Harden, and the source called it “tension but need.”
After the team withdrew from the second round of the playoffs, former head coach Mike D’Antoni left the organization on September 13. A month later, general manager Daryl Morey (Daryl Morey) stepped down. In the coming months, Houston personnel may have other moves.
Iko and Charania reported late Wednesday that Harden is still committed to the Rockets and has “locked in” the entire season.
In the brief season due to COVID-19, Westbrook averaged 27.2 points, nearly 8 rebounds and 7 assists per game. In Orlando’s NBA bubble, after eight games, the nine-time NBA’s best guard averaged 17.9 points, 7 rebounds and nearly 5 assists in a tight game with quadriceps.