This Celtics-Lakers Trade Is Focused On Russell Westbrook

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The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled to string wins together since executing the Russell Westbrook trade in the NBA offseason. They are back to .500 after a 108-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday but there’s more to consider.

When looking at the bigger picture, the Lakers have lost six out of their previous nine games despite LeBron James playing at an incredible level. The only wins during this span came against a terrible Houston Rockets team, the Portland Trail Blazers (worst defense in NBA), and an extremely short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves squad who did not have any of their main stars.

LeBron James has been playing the center position as of late while Anthony Davis has been sidelined. He has been thriving in the role since it’s a matchup problem. However, even with that added spacing, Westbrook is turning the ball over a lot and playing inefficiently.

During that nine game span, Westbrook is averaging 19.3 points,, 9.0 rebounds, and 7.8 assists. That seems solid. Keep in mind, he’s shooting 20.8% from deep and 58.9% on free throws while averaging 5.2 turnovers.

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Boston Celtics Suggested As Trade Destination For Russell Westbrook

The Lakers have tried to make it work with Russell Westbrook but so far it has been a struggle. As the NBA trade deadline approaches, Los Angeles will have some tough decisions to make. While it’s difficult to navigate the landscape, could a trade be the most logical option to pursue?

The Boston Celtics have struggled and have uncertainty following them at the point guard position. Dennis Schroder was brought in as a stopgap option on a one-year prove-it deal after they moved on from Kemba Walker. Could they be a potential logical option to make a move for Westbrook?

Let’s take a look at an NBA trade scenario featuring Russell Westbrook could look like if the Los Angeles Lakers were to send him to the Boston Celtics.

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