The trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook simply hasn’t blended as well as Lakers figures hoped, and Los Angeles has held internal discussions on trade scenarios for Russell Westbrook, league sources told B/R. But moving Westbrook and the two years, $91 million remaining on his contract does seem unlikely.
Source: Jake Fischer/Bleacher Report
ANALYSIS: Westbrook joined the Lakers this offseason after being traded from Washington. The 33-year-old is averaging 19.5 points, 8.4 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game for the team, but the Lakers have struggled and are just 15-13 entering Tuesday. Fischer reports that though a Westbrook trade to Philadelphia for Ben Simmons could work salary-wise, the Sixers have no interest in bringing Westbrook aboard.