3 Intriguing New Trade Ideas For Lakers’ Russell Westbrook

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Los Angeles Lakers Receive: F Jonathan Isaac, G Terrance Ross
Orlando Magic receive: G Russell Westbrook, 2026 First-Round Pick (Swap – LAL), 2027 First-Round Pick

Of every package in this article, this is the highest risk and highest reward for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Injuries have kept Jonathan Isaac off the basketball floor for too much of his young career. When he has been available, he’s been remarkable. His defensive abilities would be well utilized on a contending team.

The Orlando Magic may be ready to give up on that possibility. They’re likely about to draft one of Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith Jr., or Paolo Banchero with the number one pick in the upcoming draft. Each threatens to step on Isaac’s toes.

If he gets his body right, this could be a heist for the Lakers. On the other hand, if he doesn’t, they just traded a first-round pick and swap rights on another for Terrance Ross.

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That’s suboptimal, but it’s a risk the Lakers might have to take. As it stands, they’re a team with a need: to trade Russell Westbrook.

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