Russell Westbrook Latest Social Media Move Sparks Lakers Trade Rumors

The Los Angeles Lakers will try to add more power to the roster. They have LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the floor. Well, Rob Pelinka will have to go through his options at the moment. Will LA add someone like Chris Paul or Bradley Beal? Russell Westbrook has been considered a good option for the Lakers and his trade made some hot headlines.

The Phoenix Suns eliminated the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. LeBron and AD suffered severe injuries and the team dropped to No.7 in the West.

There are several options for the Lakers at the moment. Pelinka has several targets on the table. Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated suggests that LA will explore avenues to get the veteran point guard. Some say that the Lakers will offer Kyle Kuzma, Talen Horton-Tucker, and Dennis Schroder.

The German native has to make a decision on his future, too. Will he agree to a sign-and-trade? Let’s not forget that Schroder will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer. The discussion revolving around Westbrook seems like a strong possibility right now.

Russell Westbrook to join the Lakers through a trade

The 32-year-old added fuel to the fire. Guess what… Westbrook started following Rich Paul on Instagram. Yes, he is following LeBron’s agent. It’s the perfect timing. Does this mean that LA will push to land Westbrook?

Westbrook is in his fourth year of his five-year contract worth $206.7 million. This includes $47 million player option for the 2022-23 season. LA will need to do some moves to get the player they want. We like the fact that LA is serious about Westbrook’s trade.

The Lakers will try to strengthen the backcourt. In the 2020-21 NBA season, Schroder struggled to fit in the ball-handling playmaker role. The Lakers may re-sign him but they can also sign another proven guard.

NBA analysts would list Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Buddy Hield, Spencer Dinwiddie, Lonzo Ball, and Collin Sexton.

Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will probably go somewhere else. If Harrell picks up his $9.7 million player option for the next season, he may get a role in trade talks.