This Lakers-Suns Trade Swaps Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook

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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers are very different NBA teams – yet they have some eerie similarities. Both ended their seasons in embarrassing fashions, despite high hopes to begin the year.

Both have aging point guards on massive contracts, and it’s unclear if either can continue to perform. And both need to make big changes if they have any hope of a return to the NBA Finals.

The Suns had the better season overall, and are the better team. Still, they suffered an embarrassing 123-90 loss at home in Game 7 to the Dallas Mavericks. A team that looked infallible in the regular season completely collapsed when the lights were brightest.

There’s plenty of blame to go around – the whole team managed just 27 points in the first half. But with the blame spread around, it becomes even harder to find the solution.

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The Lakers had the worse season, and many placed the blame on point guard Russell Westbrook. Anthony Davis was injured for a significant chunk of the season, and LeBron James’ play was not enough to carry the team.

Many in LA seem to want Russell Westbrook gone, including the man himself. Could a swap with Phoenix be a solution to both teams’ issues?