By Dan Sullivan
The Los Angeles Lakers have been linked to Damian Lillard and to Russell Westbrook.
And now, after weeks of speculation, a deal is done.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Lakers are nearing a deal that sends Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and a 2021 first-round pick to the Wizards for Westbrook, 2024 second-round pick, 2028 second-round pick.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski also confirmed the news.
A deal seemed imminent for most of yesterday but it took some time for the two sides to iron out the specifics of the trade.
This deal has been talked about in recent weeks with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated being the first to bring it up as a possibility. The Lakers get a former MVP but have to move on from three key role players. This will make the Lakers the most fascinating team to watch in the NBA next season.