NBA Analyst Urges Lakers to Take Bold Move on Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers


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Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers

Since the off-season began, the Los Angeles Lakers have been looking for a trade partner that would be willing to take on Russell Westbrook and the $47 million he’s owed in the final year of his contract.

Thus far, the Lakers have failed to find a trade that wouldn’t involve them including future draft assets to get the deal over the line – something the Lakers are keen to avoid given their aging and injury-prone roster.

As such, it makes sense that the Lakers are doing everything in their power to retain their future draft assets, as they keep one eye on the future. With that in mind, Fox Sports’ Skip Bayless recently suggested a bold strategy the Lakers could take, that would allow them to remove Westbrook from their roster, and retain their future draft assets – although it wouldn’t see any players coming back in a deal.


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“Russ (Westbrook) was such a disaster, I fear that you’re completely and utterly stuck with him. I don’t see any scenario where Jeanie Buss is going to rubber stamp a bunch of draft picks to get him out of here. The best way out of this is to pay him his $47 million and send him home. Just do addition by sub