Russell Westbrook Odds Of Trading Before The NBA Trading Deadline

The NBA trade deadline is just two days away and we’ve already seen some big moves. CJ McCollum moved to the New Orleans Pelicans, Caris LeVert reunited with Jarrett Allen of Cleveland and the Kings abandoned Tyrese Haliburton after a year and a half.

While those deals are massive, they’re not a shutdown blockbuster deal. It would be different if someone like… Russell Westbrook was traded.

Westbrook’s name has been the subject of commercial rumors, as it became clear that the match for him and Anthony Davis and LeBron James was not what they expected.

The Los Angeles Lakers have attached nearly every star player in commercial rumors since LeBron James got there, which is very relevant considering the “LeGM” story there. James even said this when asked about the transaction deadline.

With that in mind, could Westbrook be dealt with within the next two days? Is there a team that will take him away? Let’s place the odds for a Westbrook commercial.

Westbrook is traded

If Westbrook were to trade, I would be shocked. Westbrook is not only the shell of himself as MVP, but also of the player he played for Houston two years ago. The Lakers will need to find a team with absolutely no prospects and ready to buy him out. While I think he could be useful in a younger team as a mentor, his contract is too big. With over $40 million, Westbrook is more of a burden than a blessing for the majority of teams in the league.

The Lakers most likely looked around and simply couldn’t find a suitor.

Westbrook Stays in Los Angeles

I won’t lie, things don’t look right in Los Angeles right now. Westbrook is getting booed from the home fans in the open 3s. His game is under real-time verbal assault. However, his contract is too big. The only place he can go is back to Houston, and that’s only because John Wall has the same contract.

The Lakers know what they sign up for when they trade with Westbrook. I think the contract restricts them from getting out of it and they’ll have to learn to work around him or build him back up.

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John Verrall

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