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Russell Westbrook is drawing trade interest from the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers, as The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor explained on The Mismatch podcast.

(via ahnfiredigital):

“I did have multiple sources that I trust tell me that teams believe Russell Westbrook could be had,” O’Connor said. “That Westbrook could be had, and I’ve heard the Clippers have interest. I’ve heard the Knicks have interest in Westbrook, and whether anything materializes there, who knows.”

The Rockets acquired Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder the past offseason giving up a huge bulk of their future assets.

Westbrook was impressive during the regular season averaging 27.2 points, 7.0 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per contest. However, he shot the second-lowest percentage of his career beyond the arc at 25.8 percent during the 2019-20 campaign.

Of course, the Rockets are still believing in the core as Westbrook faced several injury issues, especially during the season restart in Orlando.

It’s no secret that the Clippers are in search of an upgrade at the guard position. On the other hand, the Knicks are searching for a way to move up from the bottom of the Eastern Conference.