Detroit Pistons among favorites to land PG Russell Westbrook

The Draft Lottery is in the books and we now know the Detroit Pistons will have the No. 5 overall pick in the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft.

But could the Pistons also go after a big name in free agency?

Well, according to the fine folks at BetOnline, the Pistons are among the favorites to land nine-time NBA All-Star point guard, Russell Westbrook.

As you can see below, the Pistons (6/1) trail only the Indiana Pacers (3/1), New York Knicks (7/2), Oklahoma City Thunder (4/1), and Houston Rockets (11/2) for the best odds to land Westbrook if he does not stick around with the Los Angeles Lakers.

During the 2021-22 season, Westbrook averaged 18.5 points, 7.1 assists, and 7.4 rebounds in 78 games with the Lakers. This comes one season removed from Westbrook averaging a triple-double with the Washington Wizards.

Personally, I don’t want anything to do with Westbrook. Not only is he going to be 34 years old for the 2022-23 season but he would mess up the chemistry the Pistons currently have going.

Nation, would you have any interest in the Pistons bringing in Russell Westbrook for the upcoming season?

MUST READ:
LeBron James reportedly pleaded for Juwan Howard to join Lakers
Have you subscribed to our YouTube Channel yet? Subscribe and hit that notification bell to stay up to date on all the latest Detroit sports news, rumors, interviews, live streams, and more!