Why The Los Angeles Lakers Do The Deal
This is merely one of many packages you’ll see floating around the internet in Westbrook rumors.
It may not even be the most appealing one. If we were managing the Lakers, we’d personally prefer Myles Turner and Buddy Hield. For that matter, Terry Rozier and Gordon Hayward sound more appealing as well.
Who knows whether either of those deals will materialize? The Pacers look like a playoff team. Meanwhile, the Hornets seem to value Rozier. If neither of those deals is on the table, this one should still interest the Lakers.
After all, it brings them several quality role players. Poeltl would pair with Anthony Davis to make one of the most formidable frontcourt defenses in the NBA.
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Meanwhile, McDermott would provide them with the elite spacing they need, while Richardson brings a swiss army knife skillset any contender can use.
Are the Spurs getting enough back for such a useful collection of players?