Russell Westbrook wants to leave the Lakers, but there’s a catch

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Russell Westbrook allegedly wants to get out of Los Angeles. However, the Lakers may have different plans for him.

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The Los Angeles Lakers They are now 0-4 to start the season. Besides, they can’t blame Russell Westbrook For their recent loss, because he was inactive vs. Denver Nuggets because of Hamstring injury.

But even if Westbrook isn’t around to blame, he’s not a good fit for their list, and there seems to be There is no way to turn the narrative around it. At least not in the eyes of Lakers fans.

The team has also tried to trade him in the past but to no avail. So, it is not surprising to see that Stephen A. Smith Report that Westbrook doesn’t want any part of the team anymore And I will love To be traded as soon as possible.

NBA rumors: Russell Westbrook wants to be traded

“He knows they want him gone. From what I hear, he practically wants him to go, but they can’t let him go for nothing.” Smith said. “You have to find a way to get something in return, whatever assets it brings to the table.”

The Lakers will wait until Thanksgiving before taking any steps

Inside the NBA Kevin O’Connor, However, you don’t see that happening right away. Instead, he thinks the Lakers will wait another two weeks before resuming business talks with Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz:

(via The Ringer)

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that a trade in which Westbrook . is involved Not likely until after Thanksgiving. This was around the same time that Dennis Schroeder, who is undoubtedly a better goalkeeper than Westbrook, could return from his thumb surgery.

When that time comes, Los Angeles will explore trade groups with the Pacers that include the Miles Turner Center and/or the Buddy Heald Pavilion. Those talks are currently on hold, but both Turner and Heald will add much-needed shooting, and Turner will provide depth of rim protection behind the much-injured Davis.

Utah has been linked with the Lakers for several months as well. League sources say that before the Jazz sent Bojan Bogdanovic to the Pistons, the Lakers offered Westbrook a future first- and second-round selection for Bogdanovic and others. Sources expect the Lakers and the Jazz to resume talks later in the season with a mix of other players being discussed. (Utah has Jordan Clarkson, Mike Conley, and Rudy Jay—three veterans who can shoot them all.)”

Will make Westbrook Nearly 50 million dollars This season, any team that accepts absorbing that salary will need to pick at least one first-round pick in return. But judging by the current state of the Lakers, they can’t wait any longer.

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