Warriors could land Russell Westbrook via a three-team trade, per report

Russell Westbrook
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The Golden State Warriors could sign NBA superstar Russell Westbrook via a three-team trade, per Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report.

As Swartz reports, this could happen via a trade that will include three teams, namely the Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the Detroit Pistons.

“Golden State Warriors receive: PG Russell Westbrook, the Detroit Pistons Receive: SF Andrew Wiggins, C Kevon Looney and the Houston Rockets Receive: PF Blake Griffin.

With Klay Thompson lost for the year to an Achilles injury, the Warriors should explore all areas to add talent. By absorbing Kelly Oubre Jr. into their trade exception, they proved they clearly aren’t afraid to spend, either.

While Westbrook is overpaid, he’s a clear talent upgrade over Wiggins and could start in the Warriors backcourt alongside Stephen Curry.

Filling out the rest of the lineup with Oubre, Draymond Green and James Wiseman could put the Warriors back toward the top of the West,” Swartz notes, via Fadeaway World.

Westbrook has requested a trade from the Rockets, yet he has not attracted so much interest yet.

For their part, the Warriors saw Klay Thompson suffer a season-ending Achilles tear on his right leg.