The Lakers are stuck waiting with the rest of the league’s teams while the futures of Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell, and Kyrie Irving are still up in the air. Although the Lakers have been in contact with the Pacers about a potential trade for Russell Westbrook in recent weeks, any further discussions on dealing with him on the table will be postponed until the big sharks get their landings.
Meanwhile, if we talk about trading Westbrook, the Lakers have several other options on the table. According to Shams Charania, an insider for the Athletic, the Utah Jazz, and New York have spoken to the Lakers administration. Moreover, the number of contenders for Westbrook has increased to five with the addition of Indiana and Brooklyn.
The Lakers might not reach any agreement with any of the teams, but they will still have options on the table to part ways with Westbrook.
The hosts of this episode of “Talk-O-Tuesday,” Alex Padilla and Alex Regla, first discussed the variety of trade partners the Lakers have and gave their opinions about the possible most robust package for Westbrook. Secondly, they also discussed Phil Handy’s rumored contract extension. Meanwhile, they also highlighted the news that Rasheed Wallace won’t be competing for a spot on Darvin Ham’s bench in the upcoming season.