Over the previous few days, there had been rumblings that the Los Angeles Lakers would attempt to purchase Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook, and on Thursday, these talks reportedly grew to become a actuality forward of the NBA draft.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski each reported that the Wizards will ship Westbrook and two future second-round picks to the Lakers in change for a giant haul that features former Utah Ute Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and the twenty second decide in Thursday’s draft.
BREAKING – Russell Westbrook is heading to the Lakers, sources inform @ShamsCharania.
Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the twenty second decide are going to Washington in change for Russ, a 2024 second-round decide and a 2028 second-round decide. pic.twitter.com/gpBJZfvvYP
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) July 30, 2021
The commerce will unite Westbrook with LeBron James and Anthony Davis however leaves the supporting solid very skinny.
It was a wild afternoon for Kuzma, as Wojnarowski had initially reported that he was going to be traded to the Sacramento Kings as a part of a package deal that will have landed the Lakers sharpshooter Buddy Hield.
The Wizards now have some extra stable gamers round guard Bradley Beal, whose future with the franchise has been in query for fairly someday, and particularly so over the previous few days.