1. Russell Westbrook
This would be the perfect time in Russell Westbrook's career to add him to a young roster. He is the ultimate competitor, and he takes effort very seriously. If Westbrook were the veteran leader of this team, there would not be a lack of physicality on the floor. The UCLA alum is a polarizing player, but one thing nobody could question about him is his commitment to bringing energy to every play.
The issues with delivering the ball to Wemby would disappear as he would help everyone understand the importance of getting the ball to the rookie sensation as often and as punctually as possible. The former MVP point guard has more than enough size at 6'4", 200 pounds and his motor is through the roof despite being in his 16th season.
Westbrook showed his maturity in a major way when he willingly went to the bench to placate the arrival of James Harden to the Clippers. He has a strong reputation as a great teammate, he would be a great mentor for the young guys and Coach Popovich respects him. The best part is he is only making $3.8 million this year. It would be a low-risk addition with potentially immeasurable benefits due to the number of young players he could impact. It is certainly worth a consideration.