After losing Kevin Durant to free agency this season and faced with the prospect of losing Russell Westbrook the same way in 12 months, the Thunder -- though they're still trying to get him to commit to staying with them long term -- are now at least open to the notion of trading Westbrook, according to celticsblog.com
However, a source told the blog that Westbrook "won't do" an extension "because extensions at this time aren't in a player's best interest anymore". That may affect the interest of teams -- such as the Celtics -- interested in trading for him, since they'd be reluctant, if not totally resistent, to surrendering valuable assets for a player who'll walk away at the end of next season.
Wrote celticsblog.com: "Because of the complexity of the situation, the source said that 'nothing's imminent' and a deal's 'probably not going to happen.' "
"No team is going to pay a hefty price without getting a commitment from Westbrook," the source said. "Someone may pay a cheaper price without a commitment, but OKC probably doesn't do a deal like that."