NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers ‘engaged’ in trade talks to acquire Russell Westbrook

The Los Angeles Lakers are in talks to acquire Russell Westbrook in a trade that seems like a win-win for everyone involved. 

When NBA Draft night rolls around, you know things are going to get wild.

It’s not that the prospects being selected are going to do much more than give us some viral moments as they enter the league. Rather, trades are the focus of draft night and the Los Angeles Lakers have given us our first big rumble in the offseason jungle.

According to Shams Charania, the Lakers and Wizards are discussing a trade that would send Russell Westbrook to LA.

The Lakers and Wizards are engaged on a trade that would send Russell Westbrook to L.A., sources tell Stadium and The Athletic,” Shams shouted as the shockwave of his bomb shook NBA Twitter to its very core. “Westbrook wants a move elsewhere and the Lakers are his preferred destination, sources said

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Shams also outlines what the trade offer from the Lakers would be to net them Westbrook.

Lakers Get: Russell Westbrook
Wizards Get: Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

There’s also the possibility that the Lakers would send the No. 22 pick in the draft back east as part of the package but that detail is still unclear.


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