Russell Westbrook remains a longshot for any team beyond the Thunder. And for those inside the organization to again express conviction that a legitimate run can be made for the top name in free agency only furthers the all-or-nothing feel when it comes to rebuilding from the Big Three era. Sometimes (actually, most of the time) rebuilds are incremental.
Ira Winderman: For trade purposes, Westbrook to earn $18 million this season in final year of contract. So teams could be looking at a rental.
May 10, 2021 | 1:56 pm EDT Update
Tom Orsborn: Bryn returns to AT&T Center with a hot hand, shooting 56.1% from 3-point land on nearly 6 attempts over his last 7 games while averaging 15.1 points per game. “That’s what Bryn does,” DiVincenzo said. “We call him ‘The Flame Thrower.’ He can shoot that thing from anywhere.”
Tom Orsborn: Donte DiVincenzo noticed something different about Bryn Forbes today: “He had a little bit different pop in his step at shootaround, a little bit more energetic. That’s great to see. I know how that feels when you go back close to home, your energy goes to a different level.”
Chase Hughes: The D.C. Mayor’s office has approved a waiver for the Wizards and Caps to begin allowing 25% capacity that will go into effect on May 14, I’m told. Details are still being ironed out, but looking good for Wizards’ final home games and Caps playoffs.