If the Houston Rockets are going to commerce All-Star guard Russell Westbrook, the window to take action opens at 11 a.m. Central on Monday.
That’s when the NBA will carry its commerce moratorium, per ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Trades have been on maintain whereas the league finalized the monetary phrases for its revised Collective Bargaining Settlement (CBA), owing to lowered revenues from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whereas Westbrook just lately requested a commerce, the Rockets are actually not required to grant that request, since he’s below contract for at the very least two extra seasons. However with coaching camp for the 2020-21 season looming in simply two weeks (Tuesday, Dec. 1), the Rockets have to resolve comparatively shortly in the event that they’re going to make a deal — or if they’ll keep the course. If it’s the latter, they would like to enhance the connection and tackle a few of Westbrook’s considerations prior to camp, moderately than leaving his unsure standing as a possible distraction to the staff.
The NBA’s 2020 draft will then happen on Wednesday evening, whereas free company is about to open at 5:00 p.m. Central on Friday afternoon.
Commerce season begins Monday afternoon, sources inform ESPN. Groups have been knowledgeable the NBA’s moratorium will finish at midday ET and offers can start to be consummated.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 15, 2020