The Houston Rockets failed to pull off a championship run with James Harden and Russell Westbrook leading the way. Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have continued to struggle with their efforts to return to the NBA playoffs altogether.
It’s clear the Rockets will need to shake things up in the offseason to return a more formidable contender with Harden. With a real lack for draft capital and young prospects to offer, Westbrook could be the best option for Houston to move to make a change.
The Knicks were recently mentioned as a logical landing spot for Westbrook if the Rockets were to look to trade him. While Westbrook may be turning 32-years-old later this year, New York is in real need of a star player to attract fan interest and be the focus of the offense.
It’s clear Westbrook is best suited in an ultra high-usage role and would help raise the Knicks’ floor as the centerpiece of the roster. In the Eastern Conference, it would certainly be enough to get there. Especially when considering Jonathan Isaac will miss all of next season for the Orlando Magic.
Let’s take a look at a trade idea that would send Rockets star Russell Westbrook to the New York Knicks.