Brooks to the Pacers and Westbrook Wants Thunder

On July 19, 2016, in Sporting News, by Bud Thornton

NBAThere are many rumors surrounding Russell Westbrook. Moreover after the departure of Kevin Durant to Golden State. The player is a free agent in 2017. And OKC Thunder can not afford to lose him for nothing, as what happened with Durant. Therefore, the team shifts between the transfer and a contract extension. In fact, OKC Thunder does not lose hope of reaching an agreement to extend the contract of Russell Westbrook. The player, for now, has not said anything. But it looks like right now prefer to stay in Oklahoma.

According to the newspaper The Oklahoman. This media ensures that Westbrook has not given any indication that the club has any indication that he wants to go. Moreover, on the contrary, a source has said to The Oklahoman that the All-Star is already thinking about the challenges of the new season. Challenges for which seems to be prepared.

A Westbrook has one year contract left at a rate of 17.8 million. It is not clear what will happen in July 2017 when he is free to negotiate his future. But what is clear is that the weakening of the team does not play well for OKC. The departure of Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka are still at the head of Westbrook.

Aaron Brooks will play next season in Indiana Pacers. The experienced player has reached an agreement with the Indianapolis team. An agreement that is limited to the next season. He will receive a salary of $ 2.5 million. Brooks played the last 2 years in Chicago Bulls. Its performance fell in the second season, averaging 7.1 points and 2.6 assists in 16.1 minutes. He played 69 games. Although demonstrated, once again, his remarkable scoring ability and his ability with the ball in his hands.

31 years and 8 seasons in the NBA, Brooks can continue to help from the second unit. That 2009-2010 season is a far memory when he was selected Most Improved Player in the league. Then, he averaged 19.6 points Rockets. Now he is on another level. But he can be a very valid player.

Indiana saw the departure of George Hill. But the team also managed to snatch in this month  a Jeff Teague, who will be their starting point guard. Brooks could act as second depending on the position occupied by Rodney Stuckey, capable of playing point guard or shooting guard.

 

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