Lakers Had ‘Talks’ About Trading for Russell Westbrook: Report

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Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook.

The NBA season is finally over with the Milwaukee Bucks being crowned champions over the Phoenix Suns. Many teams and players can set their sights on next season. The Los Angeles Lakers were a team many expected to still be playing right now but injuries derailed their season. It’s clear that the team needs more depth behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

With that in mind, the Lakers could go big game hunting this offseason. There’s been some chatter that they’ll try and land a third superstar. They won’t likely have a shot at one of the more sought-after players like Bradley Beal or Damian Lillard. However, they could target a star who isn’t as valuable. They could attempt to sign an aging Chris Paul this offseason but Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reported that the team is looking at former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook:

According to sources, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have been on the hunt for veteran point guard, and Paul is on the list. There have also been talks about Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook being a potential candidate to move back home to Los Angeles in a sign-and-trade deal that could include free agent point guard Dennis Schroder, forward Kyle Kuzma and guard Talen Horton-Tucker, sources said.


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