Over the past few days we saw an end to Russell Westbrook’s career in Oklahoma City.
For a few days, he technically held the title as the longest tenured active player to be with one team their entire career (unless you count Udonis Haslem, who has been with the Heat since 2003, but is not under not under contract and is contemplating retirement).
I’m starting to have some fun with the ESPN NBA Trade Machine.
The NBA season is 365 days, and even when rosters seem set after the chaos of free agency, something is always lurking.
Look no further to when Kyrie Irving was traded to Boston towards the end of August in 2017. Now that was closer to training camp than free agency, and by that point you typically only see minor changes for teams.. but when Kyrie Irving asks for a trade, and is available, you adjust.
Anyway, we’ve already heard names available such as Russell Westbrook, and others that could be if the right offer comes around, like Bradley Beal.