Russell Westbrook trade market demand ‘relatively barren’, per report

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The Houston Rockets are actively shopping Russell Westbrook, after he asked out of the organization a few days back.

The former OKC Thunder superstar wasn’t sure about the franchise’s direction and demanded a trade. However, the market for the 2016 MVP is really shallow until now, according to ESPN.

“The Rockets have been actively searching for trade partners for Westbrook, but that marketplace is proving relatively barren, sources said. Westbrook, 32, has three years and $131.5 million left on his contract — including a $46.7 million player option in 2022-23.”

Westbrook has reportedly attracted interest from the Hornets and the Knicks, per various reports. The Clippers were also referred as a possible destination for the veteran superstar.

Westbrook averaged 27.2 points, 7.0 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per contest in his first season in Houston.