Would James Harden, Russell Westbrook make any Heat sense — ASK IRA

Would James Harden, Russell Westbrook make any Heat sense — ASK IRA

It makes sense he would want to team up with KD and Kyrie since that would be a very quick way to potentially win a title.

Kendrick Perkins has never shied away from theorizing as a former National Basketball Association player turned talking head.

Flip the pages to find out.

The Houston Rockets appear to be in a state of disarray, with head coach Mike D'Antoni and general manager Daryl Morey parting ways with the team and now, superstar Russell Westbrook has reportedly requested a trade.

"James and Russ are not happy". Perkins says that Harden feels he is not "being included in the process" when it comes to "decision-making".

Charania brought both good and bad news for Houston fans. Westbrook has only been with the Rockets for one season but as it stands, it looks like he has seen enough.

Per Charania: "Westbrook has informed team officials that he has been uneasy about the team's accountability and culture, and wants to join a team where he can have a role similar to his prior, floor-general role in Oklahoma City". Along with Kelly Iko and Sam Amick, Charania outlined an inside look at the state of the Rockets for The Athletic. The fact that partnership between him and Harden did not work out was not helpful either.

Perkins stated he heard from sources both Westbrook and James Harden had not made communication with the Rockets organization after Houston chose to hire former Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas. I've surveyed a significant part of the league today and I don't think there's a lot of interest in Russell Westbrook trades out there. With Westbrook, there is the coming season at $41.4 million, the 2021-22 season at $44.2 million and a player option in 2022-23 for $47 million. Considering his style of playing, the chances of this deal turning into a toxic asset will only grow year by year, if it isn't already.

It seems more likely Westbrook-rather than being concerned about Harden possibly leaving-recognizes he simply was not a fit in Houston.

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