What is the most the Lakers could get in return for Russell Westbrook?

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What is the most the Lakers could get in return for Russell Westbrook? 

Post#1 » by Egg Nog » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:59 am

Hypothetically...if a trade were to happen...at this moment, what is the most value the Lakers could get in return for Westbook?

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Post#2 » by Freighttrain » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:01 am

At this point, John Wall probably
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Post#3 » by Floody100 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:34 am

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Post#5 » by kobe tier » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:19 am

John Wall, if you add a first round pick.
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Post#6 » by Goon » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:30 am

Nice try, Rob.

On a more serious note... On his contract he is basically a cap dump at this point, so for the Lakers, I don't see a trade out there which improves them, unless you count removing Westbrook an addition by subtraction. Nothing of value other than bad contracts can be acquired in a trade IMO, his value tanked hard.
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Post#7 » by Pachinko_ » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:33 am

Negative value... they will have to attach something valuable or absorb something bad to get out from under his contract.

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Post#8 » by DroseReturnChi » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:55 am

john wall and picks. i would demand multiple picks from houston if wall becomes a cancer and riots.
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Post#9 » by slick_watts » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:19 pm

john wall for russell westbrook is the final move.
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Post#10 » by SpreeS » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:29 pm

:lol: Wall for RW + unprotected pick + Reaves

HOU doesnt need RW and LAL doesnt have choices
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Post#11 » by lambchop » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:32 pm

Probably would have attach LBJ and picks and even that would be a tough sell.
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Post#12 » by Antinomy » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:34 pm

They’d have to attach 50% franchise ownership just to salary dump him.
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Post#13 » by queridiculo » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:42 pm

The best they can hope for is another terrible contract where the player perhaps offers a better fit.

There's exactly one out that there matches at least one of the criteria in Wall who's really not that different of a player.

Neither of them is effective playing off the ball, but I would probably give Wall credit for being more capable of being effective in a structured offense.
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Post#14 » by Lost Angel » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:42 pm

sometimes I really don't get how teams make decisions. Even casual fans knew this wouldn't work.

wild mismanagement of assets. AD being made of paper doesnt help either.
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Post#15 » by RoyceDa59 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:45 pm

After they win the championship this year his value goes up for sure.
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Post#16 » by 7 Footer » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:51 pm

LeGM wanted Russ over Demar. Said Russ is an alpha and Demar isn’t :lol:

No one should trade with the Lakers, let Russ play out his contract there.
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Post#17 » by Slava » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:54 pm

Antinomy wrote:They’d have to attach 50% franchise ownership just to salary dump him.


This would be legal if the Lakers were worth $8.8 million.
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Post#18 » by hauntedcomputer » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:57 pm

Luol Deng and a dusty case of "Lebron Needs More Help" bumper stickers.

Oh wait, they're already paying Deng.
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Post#19 » by planetmars » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:01 pm

Kevin Love and Rubio's contract for Westbrook and Nunn.

$49M get passed around.. Cavs get a Sexton replacement. Love goes to LA to play with Lebron again for a couple of years.
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Post#20 » by celtics543 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:40 pm

Sam Presti could probably arrange a homecoming for Russ if the Lakers threw in a couple first round picks.

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