Russell Westbrook has been making the hottest headlines lately. The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t trade him, but they are actively looking for a trade partner. It seems like the one-time MVP will stay in Los Angeles for another season. Westbrook will have to share the court with Patrick Beverley. Hopefully, they will overcome each and every obstacle and make things work in the upcoming season. The Lakers star had a workout with an All-Star, triggering an avalanche of reactions in the NBA world.
Will the Lakers use this as a motivation to make another move? Adding Blake Griffin makes sense for a few people. The Lakers showed interest in the veteran in the past but never made a move to get him. Westbrook’s workout with Griffin could be a hint. It may be a regular workout, too. NBA players tend to spend time together in the offseason, working out and bonding with other players.
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Griffin is a dominant and explosive player and fans love him. He was one of the better players in the NBA, but his history of injuries put a spell on his NBA career. Griffin missed 70 games since the 2013-14 season and is outside his prime. In the 2021-22 NBA season, the All-Star averaged 6.4 points per game. The Lakers need more than that. However, Griffin brings great experience and veteran power.
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham may use Griffin as a backup for Anthony Davis. The Lakers plan to make the playoffs this season and they need all the help they can get.
When it comes to Westbrook, he will use the offseason to create chemistry with his teammates all while looking for a solid solution.
“Los Angeles may be open to parting with one of its 2027 or 2029 first-round picks to get out of Westbrook,” Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report wrote. “To send both, the Lakers must believe they are gaining a reasonable chance to compete at the highest level in the Western Conference. On paper, the Lakers are a poor shooting team that would improve dramatically by adding two marksmen like Bojan Bogdanovic and Fournier.”