With the way this NBA season has panned out for the Los Angeles Lakers, a lot of people have been searching for answers. They currently sit only one game above .500 and could struggle to avoid the play-in this year. That’s not great for any team led by LeBron James.
Many have been quick to place blame on various players and reasons.
Some say the depth isn’t good enough. Some blame an extremely lackluster big man rotation. But by far the most common scapegoat for Los Angeles’ problems this season has been point guard Russell Westbrook.
It doesn’t help that the Lakers reportedly could have traded for Buddy Hield instead this offseason, but chose to go with Westbrook. Hield would likely have helped with their offensive woes due to his elite three-point shooting.
LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: 2 Players For Lakers To target In Russell Westbrook Trade
Rumors surfaced not long ago that the Lakers quietly explored the trade market for Westbrook. The only issue is, with his age and the amount of money he makes, it would be extremely hard to find a deal that would satisfy both teams involved.
That being said, it’s not impossible. What trades are out there that would find Westbrook a new home and also help the Los Angeles Lakers? Here are three trades that the Lakers could get done that would ship off Westbrook to a new team.