3 reasons why the LA Lakers shouldn’t be chasing Russell Westbrook


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The LA Lakers i Washington Wizards are the subject of recent NBA trade rumors concerning Russell Westbrook.

Marc J Spears from the movie Undefeated reported that the LA Lakers have a potential trade offer to buy Westbrook from the Wizards. Except watching Chris Paul the other person reportedly got a nine-time All-Star, to make up for their starting position.

“According to sources, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were on the hunt for the veteran striker, and Paul is on the list. There has also been talk that Washington Wizard star Russell Westbrook is a potential candidate to return home to Los Angeles in a signing and trade deal that could include striker Dennis Schroder, striker Kyle Kuzma and guard Talen Horton-Tucker, sources said. “Wrote Spears.


NBA trading rumors: Russell Westbrook of the LA Lakers looks good on paper

Adding Russell Westbrook to a team that already has LeBron James and Anthony Davis would turn the LA Lakers into another superteam with super high expectations. If you’re playing NBA 2K21, this is the kind of trade you’re going to do. But in the real world, this fabrication is likely to end in disaster.

Here are three reasons why the LA Lakers should avoid trading for Russell Westbrook’s 2017 MVP:


# 1 Russell Westbrook is too dominant

Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards - Play-in tournament
Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards – Play-in tournament

Russell Westbrook works well most of the time when he has the ball and summons shots. He averaged a triple-double during the 2020-21 season, scoring 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists per game.

Although its 30.2% utilization rate was the lowest in 11 years, it is hard to imagine Westbrook and James (31.9% utilization rate) coexisting. Last time Russ shared the field with another player who dominates the ball in Houston with James Harden. Their 2019-20 season ended in a loss to the LA Lakers in the playoffs, and both soon left the Rockets.

For years, many have been urging James to let go of the reins and let another player strike in the attack. King is already 36 years old and still generally doesn’t feel comfortable without the ball in his hands.

Westbrook is a great distributor, but James may not be ready to wait for the ball incessantly before making a shot.


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