NBA: After the Lakers trade, Westbrook is cornered in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Lakers sent Talen Horton-Tucker to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Patrick Beverley. With this trade, the Angelinos offered themselves a reputable point guard recognized for his defensive qualities. On the other hand, his duels on the floor with Russell Westbrook often caused sparks. Difficult to see the two players living together on the same team, which still raises questions around the future of the former OKC player in the City of Angels.
The Los Angeles Lakers will welcome a new point guard next season. Nope, Kyrie Irving isn’t going to land in the City of Angels, or at least not yet. Shams Charania revealed that a trade had been concluded with the Jazz. Talen Horton-Tucker is sent in theUtahwhile the Lakers will receive Patrick Beverly in exchange. The 34-year-old point guard played last season at the timber wolvesbut was part of the trade that saw Rudy Gobert join the franchise Minnesota. Patrick Beverly had never hidden under the desire to evolve alongside LeBron James and therefore potentially join the Lakersit is now done.
The Jazz are trading Patrick Beverley to the Lakers for Talen Horton-Tucker, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 25, 2022
Beverley is coming, what about Westbrook?
But this transfer raises new questions about the future of Russell Westbrook. To say the two players don’t like each other is an understatement. If he received public support from his new coach after taking office, it is not sure that Russell Westbrook still wears the tunic Purple and Gold at the start of the next season. ” I’m very excited about the idea of coaching Russ. They try to blame everything on him, and that’s one of the things that excites me the most about this job. He and I have had a very good relationship since I accepted this position. “, had declared Darvin Harm a few weeks ago.
Lakers interested in Donovan Mitchell
In recent days, the rumor of another trade for a player of the Jazz had emerged. Indeed, the Lakers would be among the suitors of Donovan Mitchell. ” Two things about Donovan Mitchell. The Hawks, Heat and Kings are not interested, contrary to what may have been written. The Knicks still have the best package to offer, but other interested teams include Cleveland, Washington, Charlotte, the Lakers and Brooklyn. And no, the Jazz never asked for 7 first draft rounds! “, told John Gambadoro. After sending Rudy Gobert to timber wolves, Utah want to rebuild their squad and could part ways with their 25-year-old full-back. It remains to be seen whether the possibility of seeing Russell Westbrook and his contract of 47M€ per year arrive to interest the Jazz.
The door to the Nets closes
This summer, it was evoked on many occasions a possible exchange between the Lakers and the net. The latter had to cope with the trade demand of Kevin Durantwhile the future of Kyrie Irving also seemed uncertain. What is no longer on the agenda now, this Tuesday brooklyn announced that his number 7 will remain next season: “ Steve Nash and I, along with Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai, met Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman in Los Angeles yesterday. Together, we agreed to continue our association. We are now focused on basketball, with one goal in mind: to build a franchise that lasts to bring the title back to Brooklyn. “, said the net through the voice of their general manager, Sean Marks. Whether Kevin Durant remains, this should also be the case for Kyrie Irving. A door that closes for Russell Westbrook.