If you can not beat them, join them. Something like that is thinking in the management of Los Angeles Lakers Seeing that it is becoming more and m
If you can not beat them, join them. Something like that is thinking in the management of Los Angeles Lakers Seeing that it is becoming more and more difficult to get rid of Russell Westbrook. The distrust generated by the performance of the base in recent years means that its cache has dropped alarmingly and, according to NBA rumors, all the teams that have asked about him, do so demanding a lot in return, aware that they are doing the Angelenos a favor. From Hoopshype they review the options that the Lakers management has on the table.
One of them is to answer the call of the two franchises that have shown a stronger and more consolidated interest in the signing of Russell Westbrook, such as the Utah Jazz and the Indiana Pacers. Both teams are in a process of rebuilding and they see Russ as a notable accelerator of this process, being able to mentor young people and relieve them of responsibility, feeling important, which is when he plays the best. For this, the Lakers should also give two first rounds of the Draft, something they are not willing to do because they do not want to mortgage their future in order to get rid of Westbrook.
Get rid of Westbrook by giving up draft rounds or trust in his improvement?
If they rule out this option, the only other option left to them is to keep Russell Westbrook, give him confidence and see how he performs in preseason training. The bad atmosphere that is already breathed between him and Beverley makes this possibility difficult, as well as how offended Russ may feel by the interest in his leaving. The Lakers dream that he would rejoin the team, make good performances and that could arouse more interest during the season in other teams.