Celtics

Celtics

The Celtics are “the most likely destination” for Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook, according to Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck.

“What I’m hearing here in Las Vegas from some GMs is that they think not only Russell Westbrook will get traded, that it’ll be sooner than later,” Beck said in a video posted Wednesday morning, “and that the most likely destination now would be the Boston Celtics.”

Westbrook averaged 23.5 points and 10.4 assists last season, in what was the most efficient year of his thus far tremendous career.

Beck cites Boston’s pile of assets as the natural reason why the Celtics are the favorites.

“They have the ability to put a package together for Westbrook,” Beck added, “without giving up key pieces.”

It would take a haul for the Celtics to acquire Westbrook, something that would likely include one or both Nets first-round picks, and more. But if the Celtics manage to keep core players like Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley, they’d be in a position to contend for a championship.

Click here for five reasons the Celtics should trade for Westbrook.