Thunder Reportedly Want to Pair Blake Griffin with Russell Westbrook

July 19th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »
While the Oklahoma City Thunder's dynamic duo of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant is no more, they reportedly have visions of a new one-two punch, featuring Westbrook and current Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, OKC is hoping to renegotiate Westbrook's contract to ensure he remains with the team through the 2017-18 season. In doing so, it aims to entice Griffin to sign with the organization in free agency next offseason.

Westbrook is set to become a free agent after the 2016-17 campaign, and after Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors, there has been plenty of speculation that Westbrook could opt to leave as well.

If the Thunder can convince Westbrook that another top-notch player is potentially on the way, however, it could be enough to at least delay the five-time All-Star's decision.

The 2015-16 season marked the first of Griffin's NBA career in which he wasn't named to the All-Star team, as he missed all but 35 games due to injury and a suspension levied against him after he pu ...

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