Welcome to Around the Realm, where we look at the top news stories from around the league. If I missed any notable stories, feel free to discuss in the comments!
Knicks gonna Knick
Who is the perfect team to take on an insane contract for a possibly-on-the-decline star? If you said the New York Knickerbockers, you are correct.
The Knicks are on the short list of viable trade destinations for Houston's Russell Westbrook, league sources say
If the Knicks prove willing to absorb the $130+ million left on Westbrook's contract to make him their centerpiece, there is a trade to be made
They have weighed it
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 13, 2020
Considering the Knicks multiple failed attempts to sign a big free agent, trading for one makes some sense. They Knicks would also sell a ton of Westbrook jerseys. It still probably isn’t the wisest move, but it wouldn’t be out of character for them.
Dipo backtracks on wanting out of Indiana
Victor Oladipo is “fully committed” to the Pacers, according to Shams Charania.
Two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo has informed the Pacers that he is fully committed to the franchise and direction of team entering the upcoming season, he tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. https://t.co/tZwhFkhqrk
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 13, 2020
This comes a day after reports that he spent last season asking players on other teams if he could come play with them. He reportedly did this in front of his teammates.
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) November 12, 2020
Seems like the trade market wasn’t there for Oladipo.
San Antonio does the City jersey right
The Spurs finally brought back the Fiesta jerseys and they look amazing.
Old School. New Style. Authentic Heritage.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 13, 2020
Nostalgia jerseys can be so awesome when Nike doesn’t overthink it and try to add too many different elements.