The summer is not over for the Lakers, who are still looking for a possible trade for Russell Westbrook. One player is pushing a lot in that regard, namely LeBron James, who wants to see another point guard for the Angelinos next year. And if the King wants, Rob Pelinka necessarily listens.
Who will be the Lakers point guard for the new season? For now, it’s Russell Westbrook who should keep his role, in the absence of an agreement with another team. We know that Rob Pelinka is looking for a way out, but let’s just say that the franchises are not jostling for the former Thunder player. To make him leave, it will be necessary to make a financial effort, which no one wants to make at the present time.
The trade that is favored by LeBron at the Lakers!
The desire is however there in Los Angeles, with the franchise which does not want to relive such a fiasco after this failed 2021/22 campaign. Westbrook symbolizes this failure, he who never found his place. The fans are asking for his departure, and they are obviously not the only ones according to Marc Stein. The reputable insider confirms that LeBron James would welcome a departure from Brodie, in exchange for Kyrie Irving.
REPORT: LeBron James still “badly” wants Kyrie Irving to take Russell Westbrook’s place on the Lakers.
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) July 29, 2022
LeBron James still wants “more than anything” Kyrie Irving to take Russell Westbrook’s place at the Lakers.
There is no doubt that the King wants to reunite with his former teammate, but nothing is simple. The Angelinos prefer to stall, even if the franchise has the resources to take action. Pelinka refuses, he who does not want to threaten the long-term future of the franchise. Either the organization turns the page, or it will have to wait for training camp for a possible turnaround.
Kyrie or Westbrook dont matter if AD only playing 40 games a year.
— NBA Expert. (@WhatSeperatesU) July 29, 2022
Kyrie or Westbrook it doesn’t matter if AD only plays 40 games a year.
-20% teammate chemistry
— ⛈ (@ThunderFanIsaac) July 29, 2022
-20% in team cohesion
LeBron James wants to find Kyrie Irving on the floor, but moving Russell Westbrook will not be easy. A still uncomfortable situation, which could lead to tensions if the roster remains intact at the September training camp. It promises.