The Los Angeles Clippers were casually linked to a Russell Westbrook trade in the past before he was eventually traded to the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers in each of the past two offseason. The interest in Westbrook has led some to speculate that they could trade for John Wall, who the Houston Rockets are attempting to move.
“The Clippers were never interested in Russell Westbrook,” said Zach Lowe on his podcast. “They were a rumored Russell Westbrook trade in a few places whenever that happened. They were never interested. That was never a real thing. I think they value their optionality too much.”
Lowe does not believe the Clippers are at all likely to trade for Wall.
Before Westbrook was traded to the Wizards during the 2020 offseason, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer linked him to the Clippers.
A new report this offseason indicated that Westbrook reached out to Kawhi Leonard during the 2019 offseason about the possibility of teaming up with the Clippers before they eventually traded for Paul George instead.