Time is running out if any of the remaining NBA trade rumors are to become reality before training camps begin. A fresh rumor has surfaced that includes three high-profile players and two prominent teams. According to the website NBA Trade Rumors, the New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder are discussing a three-player deal that would send point guard Russell Westbrook to Gotham for fellow point guard Derrick Rose and power forward Kristaps Porzingis.
Clearly, this would be a huge trade and would shake things up in both NBA conferences if it were to take place. In terms of salary match, this deal would be allowed under NBA trade guidelines (per the ESPN NBA Trade Machine). However, there is one detail related to this proposed trade that makes it impossible -- at least for now. Russell Westbrook just signed a contract extension with Oklahoma City (three years, $85 million) and due to this, the Thunder cannot trade Westbrook until December 15.