Lakers Russell Westbrook ‘begging’ to trade with Nets

Lakers features stars LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook


Lakers features stars LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook

The Brooklyn Nets are still unsure of what their roster will look like as they head into training camp. Kevin Durant officially requested the commercial from the franchise upon the opening of the free agency, and the relationship between Kyrie Irving and the franchise also seems to have become fractured. After just three seasons and without appearing in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Durant and Kyrie era in Brooklyn could be over before it has a chance to take off.

As one of the NBA’s top scorers, the Nets wanted to keep Durant rather than trade him. But in Kyrie’s case, the Nets seem poised to move on from the All-Star defense. After playing only 29 games last season because he refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the Nets had preliminary discussions about a possible move to bring Irving to the Lakers and Russell Westbrook to the Nets according to “Yahoo Sports.”

During a Spotify live session on July 19, NBA insider Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson of Bally Sports said that Westbrook is begging his current agent Thad Foucher to bring him to the Nets. .

“Russell Westbrook asked his former agent Thad Foucher in person to beg Sean Marks every day to come to Brooklyn,” Robinson said (H/T @playboileb on Twitter).

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Lakers stars hold private meeting during summer league

Like the Nets, the Los Angeles Lakers had a disappointing season in 2022. After arriving as Western Conference championship contenders led by Westbrook, Anthony Davis and LeBron James, the Lakers even went on to win. ineligible to play -in the tournament.

However, despite a failed season and Westbrook’s apparent dissatisfaction with the franchise, Yahoo Sports’ Chris B. Haynes said the three stars had a private meeting in Las Vegas during the NBA Summer League. to return to the correct page.

“The Los Angeles Lakers big trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook gathered on the phone the first weekend of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with each expressing their commitment to each other and vowing to be together. make it work, Haynes league writes.

“While uncertainty over Westbrook’s future with the Lakers remains, conversation is held to ensure all three stay on the same page as long as they pursue the championship together, sources said. “

Westbrook, KD Reunion won’t guarantee the same success

Westbrook’s arrival in Brooklyn will of course reunite him and his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant. Durant and Westbrook had a bitter split in 2016. After leading 3-1 to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, Durant left his co-star behind to join the same team that eliminated him. they are in the knockout round. last week.

Six years have passed since Durant’s departure and the two All-Stars seem to have mended the fence since then. But a lot has changed since they were the young, explosive team that catapulted the Thunder to the top of the Western Conference. And the blunt fact is that their reunion in Brooklyn doesn’t necessarily mean they duplicate the success they enjoyed earlier in their careers.

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