They re-signed All-Star center Nikola Vucevic this offseason to a $100 million dollar deal even though they have last years number five draft pick Mo Bamba sitting on the bench waiting to take over. It will be even more hard this late in the offseason, but it is certainly possible if both sides are motivated to make it happen.
The Thunder acquired Danilo Gallinari to start at Grant's F spot in Paul George trade.
But with George demanding a trade just one year into that deal there are suggestions the Thunder may also part with Westbrook leaving Kiwi Steven Adams' side in a total rebuilding phase.
Westbrook would provide a huge boost to any team in the league, but his big contract is a significant problem.
The Rockets threw their hat in the ring for Jimmy Butler, and apparently they're doing the same for Russell Westbrook, lack of salary cap viability be damned.
A source said that Paul would not necessarily need to be involved in a deal that delivers Westbrook to the Rockets, although his $38.5 million salary is a flawless match with Westbrook's.
Now, would a trio of Westbrook, James Harden and Chris Paul work?
Westbrook, perhaps the most loyal player in the National Basketball Association, is the longest-tenured active player to play on one team. Gordon is a proven scorer (16.2 points per game last season) and underrated defender who is due $14.1 million next season in the final year of his contract. Westbrook was named the league's MVP in 2016-17 and has averaged a triple-double for three consecutive seasons. Harden has won the scoring title the past two seasons and the MVP in 2017-18.