The Los Angeles Lakers currently sound as though they are excited to run it back with their NBA star trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook after hiring Darvin Ham as their next coach.
It’s challenging to manufacture reasons for optimism regarding Westbrook’s fit with the Lakers regardless of what happens with the rest of the roster. He displayed significant stubbornness last season and it’s too far into his NBA career to expect much for improvement in key areas.
Westbrook is who he is, both as a personality and as a basketball player. He is a poor jump shooter that wants to try to do too much with the basketball often and isn’t going to give consistent attentive effort on the defensive end of the floor. It’s time to pull the plug.
The Indiana Pacers are a team that already has undergone significant changes as they rebuild and could be an intriguing trade partner for the Lakers. One player that stands out in particular? Malcolm Brogdon.
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The trade value surrounding Brogdon is likely lower now than it has been in recent years. He’s continued to struggle with injuries and is signed long-term to a team where he doesn’t fit their timeline.
Here are two trade packages to send Malcolm Brogdon to the Los Angeles Lakers.