The Lakers continue to discuss the possibility of a Russell Westbrook trade internally as he proves to be only an occasional fit next to star forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis, per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report and RealGM.
One league source told Hoops Wire the Lakers’ best chance to move Westbrook may be to send him to a team that is “hurting at the gate” and would offer LA less star power, but perhaps players who prove to be a better fit.
“Westbrook has two years and $91 million remaining on his contract, which makes any trade incredibly complicated,” RealGM wrote.
Westbrook, 33, is averaging 19.5 points, 8.4 assists and 7.8 rebounds in 28 games in his first season with the Lakers. His scoring average is the lowest its been since his second NBA season in 2009-10.
The Lakers are his third team in three seasons after he spent the first 11 of his career with the Thunder.