The Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards are engaged in trade talks involving Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook would like a trade from the Wizards and the Lakers are his preferred destination. Westbrook is signed for two more seasons at $44.2 million and $47.1 million. The Wizards acquired Westbrook from the Houston Rockets last offseason and they made the playoffs as the No. 8 seed after a slow start to the season.
The Lakers would send Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to Washington for Westbrook. The Lakers could possibly also include No. 22.
Westbrook has become the primary focus of the Lakers as he would give them another playmaker alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
The Lakers have also discussed a trade with the Sacramento Kings for Buddy Hield.