The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate to change the roster. But looks like they are not able to decide which way to go. The franchise would want to rush and make the same mistakes they did in the last year. On the other hand, the organization could not just stop and think forever. The time is running out from the hands of the Lakers. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis are performing extremely well without LeBron James. The 37-year-old injured himself in the game against the arch-rival Los Angeles Clippers.
The trade rumors are the only exciting thing that fascinates the Lakers fans because the team is lacking wins in their record. Moreover, LA sits at the bottom of the table because of its 5-11 record in the league. Only AD and Westbrook could not lead the team to win the game. It would require a team effort which is desperately lacking for the head coach Darvin Ham‘s side. This is the reason why major trade rumors surround the Lakers every week.
Lakers’ Could Trade Russell Westbrook To Miami Heats
As usual, Russell Westbrook is surmounted by the trade rumors and speculations. According to the reports, there is some amount of interest from Miami Heat due to sudden improvements in his performance. The 33-year-old has always been on top of the list when anything about trade pops up in the franchise. Last year’s flop season remains the only reason the fans want him to be traded. However, the reserved point guard enjoys his new fame, and the support poured over him for leading the second unit.
After a career revival as the sixth man in the squad, Russell Westbrook’s trade could be a dangerous move for other teams. If the rumors come true, then the speculation is that Westbrook will be joining Heats. However, the trade of Westbrook could backfire on the Lakers this season. After bending his game to the new role, Russell has only improved since then. Meanwhile, it will be an interesting trade from the point of view of the Lakers.
LA Were Also In Talk With The Spurs
It looks like the Russell Westbrook trade rumor is a never-ending saga. The major talks that surrounded the talk of rumors included the Hornets and Pacers. However, the San Antonio Spurs have found themselves in the small gap with a less risky bet. The Lakers were interested in the trade for a very long, but it could not come through. LA offered a protected first-round pick and Russell Westbrook in return for Josh Richardson and Dough McDermott.
The offer was slipped to the Spurs before the season started. Although, the deal could not come through because the Lakers hesitated to give an unprotected first-round pick. And it was a deal breaker for the Spurs not to receive the unprotected pick. Currently, the Texas side is at the bottom of the table, and Richardson wants a way out to the playoff qualifying teams.