Although the Lakers have shown signs of keeping Westbrook, the board will not miss listening to suggestions from point guard if any team is interested. And a dying Russ contract could be something that could set him apart from other franchises.
According to a recent episode of The Void, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer revealed that the Lakers have their eyes on the league star.
“The only name I’ve heard recently is that Bradley Beal is the guy the Lakers want. I’m not sure the interest is mutual. It looks like Miami would be the biggest threat to oust Washington. they are trying to take such steps, using the Russ agreement that expires with the elections of 2027 and 2029. “
Let’s face it, even if Beal claims his departure, which he hasn’t done, there would be better deals on the table than the Russ deal that ends with two options in the distant future.
The Wizards are looking for a reliable veteran defender, according to Marc Stein. The long-time NBA player revealed that the Wizards were looking for a Beal teammate. Witches are ready to change the tenth option to find a guaranteed guarantor of quality assurance.
The Lakers’ Key Plan for the NBA Draft
Now that the season is over with the Warriors vying for the NBA title, the teams taking part in the league are in the 23rd round.
With a small youth squad and no nominees, the Lakers will try to negotiate a second round qualifier.
The whole question is who will be willing to give up such an option and at what price.
As previously reported, the two teams could partner with the Lakers in this negotiation.
Via Lakers Daily:
“Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report has analyzed the rumors in the league and identified some teams that may be willing to do business.
“The Lakers are well-known for their second-round qualifiers. The Hawks (# 44) and the Pistons (# 46) have options that are considered available, sources said.”
If the Lakers complete the deal with Detroit for the 46th option, they will end up getting the nominee in the position they were successful in.
Three years ago, the board exchanged rights for the 46th round in the draft that year, and ended up bringing the young Talen Horton-Tucker to Los Angeles.
In 2014, the Lakers received 46th choice from the Washington Wizards, which they used to select Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson became a prominent Lakers player as a first-team player, so he was named in the NBA All-Rookie First Team and ended up winning the sixth best player award last season.
We’ll see what Rob Pelinka and the company can do while the 23rd goes on.