The New York Knicks are not willing to give up a lot in order to trade for Russell Westbrook, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
The Knicks will actively pursue Westbrook only if he is ‘on the discount rack’.
“If Russell Westbrook is on the discount rack, Knicks president Leon Rose is all in, according to NBA sources. Reports state the explosive point guard wants out.
The Knicks feel they have a lot of leverage and aren’t trying to give up any key future pawns, according to sources. Their potential interest could stem from using it as a scare tactic with OKC in any Paul talks,” Berman reports.
Westbrook has requested a trade from the Houston Rockets. He still has three years and $130M left on his current contract.