The Lakers show signs of maintaining Westbrook, but if the team is interested, the board will not fail to hear suggestions from point guards. And Russ’s expired contract could be something that could make him stand out from other franchises.
According to the latest episode of The Void, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer revealed that the Lakers are looking to league stars.
“The only name I’ve heard recently is that Bradley Beal is the Lakers want. I don’t know if they’re interested in each other. Miami poses a bigger threat to get him out of Washington. I don’t think we can rule out Boston because of our relationship with Jayson Tatum. But the Lakers used Russ’s expired contract and the 2027 and 2029 picks to do that. I’m trying to move. “
Whether Beer demands his departure or he doesn’t, there will be better deals at the table than Russ’s expired contract and the two options in the distant future.
According to Markstein, the wizard is looking for a veteran point guard. A longtime NBA insider said Wizards was looking for a beer teammate. Wizards can look for proven quality point guards and replace the 10th pick.
Lakers Key Plans for NBA Draft
Now that the season is over and the Warriors have won the NBA championship, the league team’s next focus is on the draft on the 23rd.
The Lakers will try to negotiate a second round pick as there are no picks in a team of several young people.
The overall question is who is willing to give up such a choice and what the price is.
As previously reported, the two teams can partner with the Lakers in this negotiation.
Via Lakers Daily:
“Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer analyzed speculation across the league and focused on some teams that might be willing to exchange picks.
“The Lakers are widely known for looking for a second round draft topic. The Hawks (# 44) and Pistons (# 46) have options that are considered available.
If the Lakers complete their contract with Detroit on their 46th pick, the Lakers will win the pick in a successful position.
Three years ago, the board exchanged rights for the 46th pick in that year’s draft, eventually bringing the young Talen Horton-Tucker to Los Angeles.
In 2014, the Lakers received the 46th pick from the Washington Wizards. It was used to select Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson soon became a Lakers impact player as a rookie, was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, and won the Best Sixth Man Award last season.
Let’s see what Rob Pelinka and the company can do when the 23rd rolls back.