LeBron James's new sidekick? Lakers are 'nearing trade for Westbrook' ahead of ...

LeBron James's new sidekick? Lakers are 'nearing trade for Westbrook' ahead of ...
LeBron James's new sidekick? Lakers are 'nearing trade for Westbrook' ahead of ...
LeBron James's new sidekick? Lakers are 'nearing trade for Wizards guard and former MVP Russell Westbrook' ahead of NBA Draft The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly nearing a deal to get former MVP Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards, according to ESPN and the Athletic  Sources told ESPN that the Lakers would send Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a 2021 draft pick in the proposed trade Cade Cunningham is expected to be picked first overall by the Detroit Pistons at Thursday's NBA Draft. Cunningham played one year at Oklahoma State  

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The Detroit Pistons took Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham first overall at Thursday's NBA Draft in Brooklyn, but the biggest basketball news of the night belongs to the Los Angeles Lakers, who are reportedly nearing a trade to add former MVP Russell Westbrook alongside LeBron James. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania are both reporting that the Lakers are in talks with the Washington Wizards to trade for Westbrook, who would return to his native Los Angeles to play for his fourth team in four seasons.

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Sources told ESPN that the Lakers would send Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a 2021 draft pick in the proposed trade.

The Detroit Pistons are on the clock with the first pick in tonight's draft in Brooklyn, but the biggest NBA news of the night belongs to the Los Angeles Lakers, who are reportedly nearing trade to add former MVP Russell Westbrook (right) to a cast that includes LeBron James (left)

The Detroit Pistons are on the clock with the first pick in tonight's draft in Brooklyn, but the biggest NBA news of the night belongs to the Los Angeles Lakers, who are reportedly nearing trade to add former MVP Russell Westbrook (right) to a cast that includes LeBron James (left)

Cade Cunningham is expected to be picked first overall by the Detroit Pistons at Thursday's NBA Draft. Cunningham played one year at Oklahoma State

Cade Cunningham is expected to be picked first overall by the Detroit Pistons at Thursday's NBA Draft. Cunningham played one year at Oklahoma State

After winning the franchise's 17th league title inside the NBA bubble in 2020, the Lakers suffered a first-round defeat to the eventual Western Conference Champion Phoenix Suns in the playoffs this year largely due to injuries to Davis and James.

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