Grading the Lakers-Wizards Russell Westbrook trade

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Fans are always anxious to see what moves are made before the NBA Draft and they were not disappointed in the hours leading up to the 2021 NBA Draft.

Reports began earlier on Thursday that the Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards were discussing a trade centered around Russell Westbrook.

After working out the kinks, the trade was officially agreed upon early in the draft, giving the Lakers a new All-Star trio for next season.

Ever since the trade has gone down, fans and analysts alike have given their thoughts on the trade, with people on both ends of the spectrum.

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Some people have questioned the spacing that Westbrook brings to Los Angeles, while others realize that his contributions on both ends of the court could be beneficial for the Lakers.

With the blockbuster trade involving Russell Westbrook now being confirmed, I’ll be taking a look at the entirety of the trade and handing out grades to the Lakers and Wizards.