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The Lakers and Wizards are apparently discussing a trade to send out Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles, and NBA Twitter cant get enough of the concept.
One major trade rumor after another rocked NBA Twitter on Thursday. The greatest of them all: The Los Angeles Lakers are on the edge of landing Russell Westbrook.
Already thinking about Russell Westbrook beating Kevin Durant in the NBA Finals … this is unreal #Lakers.
— Damon Turbitt (@turbittabc27) July 29, 2021.
According to The Athletics Shams Charania, LA is negotiating a trade with the Washington Wizards to send out Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope east in exchange for the previous MVP guard.
Envisioning LeBron James and Anthony Davis teaming up with Westbrook was practically excessive for some on Twitter to handle.
How did NBA Twitter react to the Lakers and Russell Westbrook trade reports?
Is it too early to award the Lakers the champion? Twitter would like to know.
Hold up Westbrook, AD, and Bron? Okay.
— Rug (@FaZeRug) July 29, 2021.
Lebron, AD & & Westbrook > KD, Harden & Kyrie.
— Power DF (@PowerGotNow) July 29, 2021.
The positives for the Lakers including someone like Westbrook cant be rejected.
Im trying to look at the positives of a Westbrook trade:.
— Would make the Lakers even much better in transition and on the boards.– He can get away with more defensive gambling on this roster.– More rest for LeBron.
You dont require to list the negatives. Believe me, Im conscious.
— Sam Quinn (@SamQuinnCBS) July 29, 2021.
2 snipers with Lebron/AD/Westbrook will go insane. Now everything on O doesnt have to go through the quickly to be 37 year old male.
— Drini Gjoka (@Drini) July 29, 2021.
Woj: The Lakers are close to a deal for Buddy Hield.
Shams 5 minutes later: The Lakers are close to an offer for Westbrook.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) July 29, 2021.
If the Lakers get Westbrook, their “Big 3” primary will all be men who obstruct the paint. Plus they have to pay Russ $132 million over the next 3 years to be the 3rd alternative.
In what world does this make good sense?
— Ryan Phillips (@RumorsandRants) July 29, 2021.
Bron and Westbrook are 2 of the top four or five guys in the league in regards to deforming their teammates play designs. Would be fasciniating to see how both of them simultaneously would affect those around them.
— Anchorage Man (@SethPartnow) July 29, 2021.
The Hield relocation >>>>>>> > > > > > > > the Westbrook move.
— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) July 29, 2021.
Hield is the huge loser in all this, with the exception of Adrian Wojnarowski being scooped and MLB seeing their trade due date headlines overshadowed.
Hesitation from some corners was high, specifically given that the Lakers reportedly looked at Buddy Hield as an alternative prior to the Westbrook story broke. The star power is real. The fit may not be.
A Westbrook-James-Davis trio in Los Angeles would be must-watch tv in 2022. Who understands what kinds of twists and turns the trading block could produce next?
WAIT UNTIL LEBRON STEALS A REBOUND FROM WESTBROOK.
— DoubleH DF (@DoubleH_YT) July 29, 2021.
Having said that, there are a great deal of methods this thing can go horribly wrong. Thats half the enjoyable.
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— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) July 29, 2021.
Simply your common DC sports day where Max Scherzer and Russ Westbrook are getting traded out of town at the exact same time.
— Holden Kushner (@Holdenradio) July 29, 2021.
Its been an insane day in Washington, for sure. 2 of the citys greatest sports stars look like theyre on the escape.
— Would make the Lakers even much better in transition and on the boards.– More rest for LeBron.
Apprehension from some corners was high, particularly given that the Lakers supposedly looked at Buddy Hield as a choice before the Westbrook story broke. ⊂ ﾉ Hield trade much better ┻ ┳ |
A Westbrook-James-Davis trio in Los Angeles would be must-watch tv in 2022.
LeBron and Westbrook falling out thirty games into the season is going to be a lot enjoyable to watch.
— Paul Fischer (@tencents77) July 29, 2021.
Unrelated: Any great guesses on where Russell Westbrook will be traded next off-season? No method this deals with LeBron.
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) July 29, 2021.
Me, the basketball fan: Hield to the Lakers, please, thats a terrific fit.
Me, the enjoyer of mayhem and destruction: RUSSELL WESTBROOK LETS GOOOOO.
— Andrew Lynch (@AndrewLynch) July 29, 2021.