National Basketball Association analyst says Detroit Pistons is the place for Russell Westbrook

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As you've probably heard, Kevin Durant's brand ambassador recently said on Instagram no one wants to play with Westbrook after Paul George demanded a trade from the Thunder to play with Kawhi Leonard on the Los Angeles Clippers. Having a superstar like Westbrook with such an expensive contract (a possible $171.1 million over the next four seasons) makes no sense for the Thunder at present.

Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers turned the National Basketball Association world upside down on Friday when the star not only made his decision to head to LA but the franchise also trading for Paul George.

"Presti was crestfallen", ESPN's Ramona Shelburne writes.

Wojnarowski reports Westbrook "welcomes" the idea of a trade, while also confirming an earlier report from the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson that the Heat are interested in acquiring the former MVP.

Draft picks can not be traded for 30 days after they've signed, meaning first-rounder Tyler Herro is not immediately available.

Miami has movable contracts to give to OKC in Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic, as well as young assets in Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo.

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Westbrook has four years and $170 million left on his current contract, but his large cap number hasn't deterred the Heat, according to the Miami Herald.

The Thunder have been eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs in three consecutive seasons.

Some other teams that could make a trade for Westbrook: Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, or San Antonio Spurs.

The Oklahoma City Thunder chose to rebuild the team this season following All-Star forward Paul George's departure on July 6.

In free agent news, Avery Bradley signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for $9.7 million on Monday. But his massive salary makes it hard for teams to propose a trade that would clear the necessary room for a team to absorb his $171 million contract to be paid out over the next four seasons.

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