An agreement between Miami Heat and former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook appears to be about to be completed.
According to a report from WednesdaySam Presti, General Manager of Oklahoma City Thunder, is currently sending Westbrook to Miami with the Heat as his favorite destination.
This is a very important news for the Heat and could potentially indicate that the Thunder would be ready to make a less than ideal return for Westbrook.
This morning, it was reported that the Heat were reluctant to separate from Bam Adebayo or rookie Tyler Herro.
Knowing this, it is likely that players such as Goran Dragic, Kelly Olynyk, Dion Waiters and James Johnson are among the players involved in any deal.
The reason these veterans are likely to play a role in any exchange involving Thunder is that all four players have an expiring or nearly expired contract.
The Thunder's primary purpose of trading with Westbrook is not just to build assets for what has become an obvious rebuilding following the All-Star Paul George trade, but also to benefit from the tax on luxury.
If the Heat reaches this agreement to match Westbrook with current star Jimmy Butler, while retaining his talented young core, they will again be considered a major force in the Eastern Conference and beyond.