This Knicks-Lakers Trade Is Focused On Derrick Rose To L.A.

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With just eight games remaining on their schedule, the Los Angeles Lakers are barely holding onto the 10-seed in the Western Conference after many picked them at the beginning of the season to be representing the West in the NBA Finals. 

Injuries have played a role in the Lakers’ demise over the course of this season, but their struggles really started when they pulled the trigger on a deal to acquire Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards. 

In theory, the trio of Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James looked good on paper and looked good enough to win another title in “Lakers Land”, but Westbrook has not fit in whatsoever and now it seems like the nine-time All-Star will be looking for his fifth home in as many seasons. 

The Lakers are Russell Westbrook do have mutual interest in parting ways with one another in the offseason, which leads to the speculation of where Westbrook will play next. 

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Talk about a swap of Russell Westbrook for John Wall, again, has been brought up this season and will be a topic of discussion in the offseason, but another team that has been mentioned in connection to Westbrook is the New York Knicks. 

With the Knicks on the verge of missing the playoffs just one year after claiming the 4-seed in the Eastern Conference, New York is going to be scrambling for answers in the offseason. 

This could potentially lead them to pursuing Russell Westbrook in the final year of his contract, especially since they have a desperate need for a point guard. 

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Not to mention, the Knicks are likely to look to move on from several contracts on their roster, one of which could very well be Derrick Rose’s. 

Los Angeles has shown a level of interest in Derrick Rose before, so is there a potential deal to be had here? Let’s take a look at a trade proposal put together by Bleacher Report that would send D-Rose to Los Angeles in a trade involving Russell Westbrook. 

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