This Lakers-Spurs Trade Features Russell Westbrook

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Los Angeles Lakers Receive: C Jakob Poeltl, F Doug McDermott, G/F Josh Richardson 
San Antonio Spurs Receive: G Russell Westbrook, 2027 First-Round Pick (LAL), 2029 First-Round Pick (LAL) 

On the other hand, don’t ignore a large sample. 

A full season of NBA basketball tells you a lot about a pairing. When there were questions about the viability of that pairing in the first place, and they struggled together, it tells you even more.

In all likelihood, it isn’t working out. 

Of course, we’re talking about the Los Angeles Lakers. When they first acquired Russell Westbrook, people wondered how the non-shooting playmaker would fit alongside LeBron James. By now, they have their answer: He doesn’t fit. At all.

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The Lakers failed to make the playoffs in 2021-22. At 5-11, they do not look likely to make them this year, either. 

Obviously, this group needs a major change. Is this the right way to make it?