Breaking: 3-Team Russell Westbrook Trade Being Discussed

The Lakers might just pull off a blockbuster trade involving Russell Westbrook before this Thursday’s deadline. 

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Lakers have discussed a three-team trade with the Jazz and Timberwolves that would result in D’Angelo Russell returning to Los Angeles. 

As part of the deal, the Jazz would receive Westbrook and draft compensation. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, would acquire Mike Conley as their point guard. 

“The Lakers, Jazz and Timberwolves are in discussions on a three-team deal that would send D’Angelo Russell to the Lakers, Russell Westbrook and draft compensation such as a first-round pick to Utah and Mike Conley Jr. to Minnesota, sources tell me and @Tjonesonthenba,” Charania reported on Wednesday. 

Westbrook is averaging 15.9 points and 7.5 assists per game for the Lakers this season.

Although there are moments where Westbrook shines off the bench for Los Angeles, the reality is he’s an odd fit alongside Anthony Davis and LeBron James. 

Russell, on the other hand, would give the Lakers’ perimeter shooting a much-needed boost. He’s making 39.1 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.

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