Oklahoma City Thunder Front Office
While Russell Westbrook may be stubbornly extending his time with the Thunder, the short-term prudence of the Thunder may set them back by not timing the start of their rebuild with the 2017 draft.
While a superstar changing teams is always the more nuclear, news-exploding story, Russell Westbrook holding pattern in Oklahoma is just as dynamic a statement as Durant starting anew with the Warriors.
Russell Westbrook's skillset is not totally void of system building. He might seem like the Tasmanian Devil, but he has definable talents that an entire offense can function around. Westbrook could become even more effective without Kevin Durant.