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Sport Report: Lakers acquire Russell Westbrook from Wizards

03:47  30 july  2021
03:47  30 july  2021 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Lakers and Wizards are in serious talks on a Russell Westbrook trade to L.A., sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Westbrook has become the Lakers ‘ primary focus. He would give them a dynamic playmaker alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 29, 2021. This deal would likely be one of the biggest moves of the offseason in the NBA. With the Lakers looking to add a facilitator, the team has been interested in several players, but the addition of Westbrook would take L.A. to the next level. In the 2020-21 season, Westbrook

Russell Westbrook is reportedly set to join LeBron James in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers are wasting no time making changes after a disappointing first-round cameo in the 2021 playoffs. Multiple reports have the 2020 NBA champions acquiring former Kia MVP and Wizards point guard Westbrook would team up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis to form a trio that boasts a combined 34 All-Star appearances. The Lakers are hoping such star power will be enough to recover from an injury-riddled 2020-21 campaign that saw James and Davis miss a combined 63 regular season games.

Russell Westbrook is heading to his fourth team in four seasons.

The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Thursday that the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers have agreed on a trade that involves Westbrook and several key Lakers players.

The Lakers reportedly would send Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the No. 22 pick in this year's draft to the Wizards for Westbrook, a 2024 second-round pick and 2028 second-round pick. Harrell reportedly opted into his player option for next season before reports of the trade, giving the Lakers another asset to make the deal.

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards are discussing a trade that would send Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for Russell Westbrook , according to Shams Charania. However, there is no agreement in place and still work to be done, but talks with the Sacramento Kings on a possible Buddy Hield deal had also been ongoing between the two teams. From the Wizards standpoint, this is a potential deal that they want to make with star Bradley Beal in mind, as they could create more cap space to add more talent around Beal, Wojnarowski suggests.

Russell Westbrook requested a trade from the Rockets. The Washington Wizards have acquired former NBA MVP and nine-time All-Star Russell Westbrook from the Houston Rockets in exchange for John Wall and a future lottery-protected first round pick. “Having the opportunity to acquire a player of Russell ’s caliber and character was something that we could not pass up when looking at both the immediate and long-term future of our team,” said Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard.

Westbrook reportedly wants to leave Washington and join LeBron James and Anthony Davis in his hometown of Los Angeles. The Wizards reportedly are considering options to bolster the team around Bradley Beal, who has been involved in trade rumors this offseason.

Westbrook is in the middle of a five-year, $206.8 million contract that he signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is scheduled to earn $44 million in 2021-22 with a player option for 2022.

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Russell Westbrook To Lakers . Gettyimages | Douglas P. DeFelice. In a recent article, Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report created a list of trade ideas to fix NBA playoff losers this summer. The Wizards are yet to show any indication that they are planning to move Westbrook in the 2021 offseason With Westbrook 's massive contract, the Lakers would need to sacrifice several players in the potential

Russell Westbrook and Dennis Schröder could be swapped this offseason (Patrick Smith/Getty Images). As the Los Angeles Lakers prepare for a crucial offseason, it’s no secret that a high priority for them is a veteran point guard to run offense, particularly when LeBron James is sitting. With Chris Paul now having lost the NBA Finals, there’s been some speculation about him opting out of the final year of his massive contract to ring chase with his close friend. According to Marc Spears of the Undefeated, Paul is an option for the Lakers , but Spears is also reporting a more surprising option: Russell

Russell Westbrook wearing a uniform: Could Russell Westbrook be headed to Los Angeles to join LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the Lakers? (Will Newton/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Could Russell Westbrook be headed to Los Angeles to join LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the Lakers? (Will Newton/Getty Images)

Lakers making moves after disappointing postseason

The Lakers were trying to build off their 2019-20 NBA championship, but came up short in the 2020-21 season. Los Angeles played in the first play-in tournament, despite James' displeasure, and advanced to the first round of the Western Conference playoffs as the No. 7 seed. The Phoenix Suns defeated the Lakers in six games in the first round.

The Lakers made a big move to get James and Davis a third superstar (a la the Brooklyn Nets) for the upcoming season.

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Six players from Washington Wizards, Mystics were among a record 121 NBA and WNBA athletes participating in Tokyo Games.Wizards forward Rui Hachimura kicked off the Games by carrying the Japanese flag at the opening ceremony, and Mystics center Tina Charles and guard Ariel Atkins wrapped up the women’s basketball competition with a gold medal victory against Japan.

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