Sources reveal that LeBron James and the Lakers are interested in acquiring Washington superstar Russell Westbrook, in a sign-and-trade deal for Schroder, Kyle Kuzma and THT.
Unarguably, the Los Angeles Lakers had the most unexpected seasons this past 2020-2021 campaign. The 2020 NBA Champions went from being the favourites to win their second-consecutive title, to getting knocked out of the first round of the postseason.
Even though the All-Star duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis were sidelined for 27 and 36 games, respectively, with injuries, the team had a subpar year. Several role players who were highly anticipated to rise up and help the team failed to do so, resulting in the fall in standings.
Over the course of the season, several rumours were spread about the Lakers trading a few of their role players for an All-Star worthy point guard. Initially, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was heavily projected to get traded to LAL, before the trade deadline. However, according to an NBA insider, this offseason, Bron and co. are eyeing to acquire Washington Wizards guard and former MVP- Russell Westbrook.
Marc J Spears reveals LeBron James’ and the Lakers interest in adding Russell Westbrook to the team
According to a recent report by senior ESPN writer Marc J Spears, the Lakers have been in talks in acquiring Russell Westbrook in a sign-and-trade deal including Kyle Kuzma, Dennis Schroder and Talen Horton-Tucker. The report said:
“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.”
Even though this deal isn’t confirmed, the thought of adding Russ to a well-rested Lakers squad led by LeBron James and AD would be a pretty scary thought for the rest of the teams in the league.
Westbrook is a willing passer and an elite facilitator, which is exactly the type of player LAL need in that PG role. Coming off an incredible 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists season, the Brodie could very well join forces with King James and the Brow to win his long-desired NBA championship.