If the Utah Jazz decide to buy out Russell Westbrook's contract, the former NBA MVP could end up with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Per ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Paul George "has already started recruiting" Westbrook to the Clippers.

Westbrook was traded to the Jazz from the Los Angeles Lakers in a three-team deal that also included the Minnesota Timberwolves.

B/R's Chris Haynes noted even before the deal was made official that a Westbrook buyout would be the "likely path" for the Jazz.

There's no reason for the Jazz to keep Westbrook. He's in the final season of his current contract, and they have fallen to 11th place in the Western Conference standings after a fast start.