Russell Westbrook
News Flash! Russell Westbrook has negative trade value. Why would anyone trade for Westbrook? Hint: I’m not the only one saying it. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

I have been screaming from the roof tops how worthless Russell Westbrook is. I don’t know what more you need to see. Paul George wanting out is example 875. Kevin Durant left and you called him a snake. Is Paul George a snake too or is Westbrook just an unwinnable player? Start getting on the right side. It’s the latter.

Now reports are starting to surface that the Thunder may explore trading Westbrook. I truly don’t understand this. For starters, I wouldn’t trade a bag of chips for Westbrook. He is completely worthless. I take that back, he’s actually somehow worse than worthless if that makes sense. Westbrook is such a cancer that he has negative trade value making a trade impossible for me to make sense of. I’m not the only one saying this.

Zach Lowe of ESPN who is one of the best NBA media analysts out there had this to say about Westbrook:

“Meanwhile, the draft of my free-agency winners and losers column (coming soon) contains this line about the Thunder: I am weirdly worried about Oklahoma City, considering they won 48 games with the league’s ninth-best point differential. It felt like they were trapped into a roster that had peaked. Any uptick in shooting from Westbrook would probably balance out a slight downturn from George’s MVP-level performance. They were in salary-cap prison, a notch below the best teams in the West — a more crowded group today than it was a month ago.

It seems obvious now, but the Thunder had to know their only way out was to trade George. Steven Adams has limited trade value on his near-max contract. Westbrook’s supermax, which will pay him $47 million in 2022-23, is a straight-up albatross. They may mind-trick some dumb team into taking it at some point, but the Thunder have to assume Westbrook carries negative trade value.”

Zach Lowe is one of the smartest NBA analysts in the mainstream media. If Lowe is saying that it’s obvious that the Thunder knows that Westbrook has negative trade value, then I don’t know what more you need to see. I’m just glad somebody finally acknowledged what I’ve been saying for years. Russell Westbrook is a negative in every sense of the word. It’s not because of his talent. It’s because he can’t shoot and continues to shoot anyway. His playing style is a style that you cannot win with. It’s not hard to figure out. If Sam Presti can actually trade Westbrook for a good return, I’ll think about taking back anything bad I ever said about him.