This Lakers-Sixers Trade Swaps Russell Westbrook, Ben Simmons

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The 2021-22 NBA season has been crazy this far. With the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers struggling, changes may be near. Could the two teams actually come together on a massive blockbuster trade that would swap Russell Westbrook and Ben Simmons?

Let’s game the games out of the way. Everyone came to read this article to see what kind of insane trade it would take for these two teams to pull this off. We won’t make you wait.

Westbrook has struggled to get going in his first season with the Lakers. He has not fit in well with LeBron James and Anthony Davis and L.A. might have to consider making a change sooner rather than later. They would like to figure out how to make the situation work, but that might not be possible due to the skill-set of Westbrook.

On the other side of this equation, the 76ers have been unable to get Simmons back with the team.

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Simmons has made it clear that he wants to leave Philadelphia, but for some reason, the franchise is still holding out hope that he will come back. It’s time to realize that he isn’t coming back through the door and that a trade is needed to fix the issue.

All of that being said, let’s go ahead and dive in to take a look at how the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers could pull off a blockbuster trade that would swap Russell Westbrook and Ben Simmons.