The Los Angeles Lakers have "showed some covert interest" in pursuing a Russell Westbrook trade with rival teams, sources tell Sam Amick of The Athletic.

A trade of Westbrook is considered extremely unlikely before the Feb. 15th trade deadline.

There seems to be some recognition within the Lakers that their trade for Westbrook hasn't been as successful as they had hoped. 

Westbrook has a $47 million player option for the 22-23 season.