This Jazz-Lakers Trade Features Russell Westbrook

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We may not like to admit it, but market size matters in the NBA. Every star player won’t prefer to live in a metropolis.

With that said, on average, most will. It’s easier to sell jerseys, expand your career outside of basketball, and generally make money in a bigger market.

With that in mind, the Los Angeles Lakers have an inherent advantage over an organization like the Utah Jazz. Simply, they play in Los Angeles. That will always help them in terms of building a contending team.

With that said, neither of these franchises is in a great place right now. The Lakers had an abysmal 2021-22 season. They missed the playoffs altogether despite rostering LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook.

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The Jazz didn’t have nearly as dreadful a year, but they’re still expected to consider blowing up their core this summer. Chalk it up to market size if you’d like.

Here’s a deal that sends Russell Westbrook to the Utah Jazz.