The NBA Rumors have recently advanced one of the objectives of San Antonio Spurs ahead of this coming summer with the arrival of the tra
The NBA Rumors have recently advanced one of the objectives of San Antonio Spurs ahead of this coming summer with the arrival of the transfer market. The Texas franchise wants to get the trade of a league star who has a big contract that only has one season left to finish (which is ‘expiring’).
The reason for the Spurs is to get rid of that great salary in the face of the Free Agency 2023 which will be very positive to be able to take a step to the next level in his reconstruction by once again being one of the greats in the NBA who competes for the championship ring every season. And this is where the Los Angeles Lakers player comes in, Russell Westbrook.
The latest reports regarding the future of the 2017 MVP point to Westbrook exercising his $47 million player option next season. San Antonio’s idea is to square a transfer with the Lakers that is also convenient for a Los Angeles franchise that wants to take advantage of the last year of LeBron James’ contract.
A hypothetical very complicated operation
Taking into account that the Spurs consider Dejounte Murray ‘non-tradeable’, the Texas franchise will have to do real juggling to square salaries and offer the Los Angeles Lakers a ‘package’ for Westbrook that convinces them. Yes or yes, the following players should enter at least:
- Doug McDermott: $13.7 million.
- Josh Richardson: $12.1 million.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 24, 2022