The Thunder are reportedly seeking a draft pick, a young player and salary relief for the veteran center, which is apparently too much.
Sam Presti cleared the air after Kevin Durant's recent comments about the Oklahoma City Thunder.
"I would always be there if he needed anything from me, and I truthfully believe ... it would be reciprocated, as well," Presti said.
Paul averaged 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 2018-19 and has played in just 58 games in each of the last two seasons.
The proposed crackdown comes as a backlash to a 2019 offseason that's been described as "the summer of tampering."
Kevin Durant has explained his exits from the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors, claiming he sometimes hates the NBA "circus".
“I eventually wanted to come back to (OKC) and be part of that community and organization, but I don’t trust nobody there," Durant said.
Gilgeous-Alexander, acquired from the Clippers in the blockbuster Paul George trade, knows some expect him to help offset Westbrook's loss.
Telfair was convicted of one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in April following a jury trial.
Oklahoma City and the 30-year-old forward agreed to a buyout Thursday, the team announced.