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NBA News Roundup, Wednesday, July 10th: Russell Westbrook trade update, Sixers interested in veteran free agent and more

Russell Westbrook appears set for an exit from the Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook appears set for an exit from the Oklahoma City Thunder

Free Agents around the league can now officially sign with their new teams, and at this point, the remaining pool of available players is pretty shallow.

However, NBA teams will start to look towards trades over the coming weeks, and a number of major moves could still be in the works. So, with plenty going on around the NBA, here is all the latest news and rumors you need to know for Wednesday, July 10th.


The Cleveland Cavaliers could get involved in a trade for Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook has spent more than a decade with the OKC Thunder
Russell Westbrook has spent more than a decade with the OKC Thunder

Following the departures of Paul George and Jerami Grant, the Oklahoma City Thunder are heading towards a full-scale rebuild. The likes of Steven Adams, Dennis Schroder, and Andre Roberson are likely to be offered to NBA teams in the coming weeks, while the team is already exploring a trade for Russell Westbrook.

Westbrook has spent his entire career with the Thunder organization but is open to an exit after suffering three consecutive first-round playoff exits. The Miami Heat have been linked with a trade for the 30-year-old, and Greg Sylvander of the Miami Heat Beat is reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to get in on a potential trade:

The Cavaliers have been in rebuild mode since LeBron James exited the team last summer, and the organization is keen to offload Kevin Love and J.R. Smith. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat pulled off a surprise deal to sign Jimmy Butler earlier this summer, and Pat Riley is eager to pair his newest acquisition with a second-star.

While a three-team deal will be difficult to pull off, the Thunder appears determined to offload Westbrook, and all parties involved appear motivated to push through a deal.

Philadelphia interested in signing Kyle Korver

Kyle Korver spent much of the 18-19 season with the Utah Jazz
Kyle Korver spent much of the 18-19 season with the Utah Jazz

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed a number of notable names in free agency, although the team has also lost JJ Redick and Jimmy Butler. In particular, Redick's departure was a big loss due to his status as one of the NBA's best shooters, and Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the team is interested in replacing the veteran with Kyle Korver:

They were also interested in acquiring him (Korver) again before Cleveland traded him to Utah Jazz on Nov. 29. Getting him would enable the Sixers to bring back a fan favorite who’s one of the league’s top three-point shooters.

Korver spent much of the 18-19 season with the Jazz, averaging 9.1 points per game while shooting 38% from three-point range. The veteran was traded to the Suns earlier this month but was quickly waived.

Golden State Warriors set to waive Shaun Livingston

Shaun Livingston competed in five NBA Finals during his spell with the Warriors
Shaun Livingston competed in five NBA Finals during his spell with the Warriors

The Golden State Warriors' roster is already looking very different from the one that was fielded during the NBA Finals, and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Shaun Livingston is the latest name to leave Steve Kerr's team.

Livingston played for eight different teams during his first decade in the NBA, although he managed to find a steady home in the Golden State Warriors. After joining in 2014, Livingston became a key performer from the bench and went on to appear in five NBA Finals.

Over his five years in Golden State, Livingston averaged 5.4 points, 2.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds per contest, although he joins a growing list of players that have exited this summer. Both DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Durant left in free agency, while Andre Iguodala was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.

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