The interest of Charlotte Hornets in Russell Westbrook The NBA Rumors have been pointing it out for several months. Michael Jordan, owner of the North Carolina franchise, is in love with the point guard game Los Angeles Lakerswith whom he dreams that next season he will wear his team’s shirt.
Things have gotten serious when it comes to this interest in the last few hours. This has been advanced by The Ringer journalist, Kevin O’Connor. The Hornets have set themselves the real goal of signing Westbrook this very offseason, before the start of the 22/23 NBA season.
Russell Westbrook’s most immediate future is to cash in his player option with the Lakers for next season, with which he will receive $47 million fully guaranteed. Therefore, Charlotte will only be able to get the NBA MVP in 2017 through a trade agreement with the Los Angeles franchise.
The Hornets put ‘half a team’ on the transfer market
To begin negotiations with the Los Angeles Lakers for Westbrook, the Charlotte Hornets have decided to declare four of their players ‘transferable’ straight away: Terry Rozier III, Kelly Oubre Jr, Mason Plumlee and PJ Washington. The information, provided by Jake Fischer (Bleacher Report journalist), also says that the North Carolina franchise is also focused on ensuring the continuity of Miles Bridges this summer, who will become a restricted free agent as soon as the transfer market opens. signings.