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The Lakers are not concentred in trading Russell Westbrook

By James Brown

The Lakers are not concentred in trading Russell Westbrook

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to upgrade the team, but are not concentrating on trading Russell Westbrook.

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The Lakers are in desperate need of upgrading their roster. They just traded for an all-NBA defensive player in Patrick Beverley. Still, the team has to fill a couple of holes. Many people believe that the way the team can get a good trade is by sending Russell Westbrook away. However, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the team is not focusing on trading the former MVP right now.

“I would expect the Lakers to continue to look at the marketplace to make their team better, and you know, I don’t think there’s a concerted effort to move Russell Westbrook. I think the concerted effort is ‘can we make a deal with certain players on the roster with the picks that we have to improve this team,” explained Charina.

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