NBA Free Agency Rumors: Westbrook Linked To Reunion With Former Superstar Mate

While the Los Angeles Clippers have every intention of trying to keep both Paul George and James Harden, the same can't be said for Russell Westbrook. Reports are indicating that Russ will quite possibly opt out of the final year of his $4 million deal to try to find a bigger role elsewhere. 

After Harden's arrival at the beginning of the season, Westbrook eventually found his way to the bench, where he averaged just 22.5 minutes per game on the second unit, the lowest of his 16-year NBA career. The same can be said of his points total, 11.5 per game, and his assist numbers at 4.5. 

While there are not many teams around the NBA thought to be interested in the 35-year-old former MVP, Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports has suggested a blockbuster move that Westbrook could make, to join his old pal from their OKC days.

The obvious choice is a reunion with Kevin Durant via Phoenix. The Suns' biggest weakness is at the point, and Westbrook averaged 4.5 assists in 68 games for the Clippers. That's almost what Bradley Beal and Durant gave the Suns (5.0 per game) in over 33 minutes each (tied for second on the team behind Devin Booker's 6.9).

Fischer figures that the Suns, a cap-strapped team with not a lot of room to spend on free agents, could offer Westbrook about $3.3 million, which, because of the increased importance his role would take on, could be worth more to him than the $4 million on his Clippers option. 

I mean, let's face it, he's already earned $340,265,800 over his career. That $700 grand isn't going to make it or break it for Russ.  

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