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Rumor: Westbrook & Anthony Davis Could Possibly End Up On The Lakers Together
Don’t get overly excited Los Angeles Lakers fans.
This past offseason, when Kevin Durant bolted in free agency to sign with the Golden State Warriors, many believed Russell Westbrook was on his way out of town to possibly join the Lakers as he is from the Long Beach area.
Westbrook put those rumors to rest when he signed a 3-year contract to stay with the OKC Thunder.
Earlier today, Bleacher Report’s Brian Boyles, wrote an in-depth piece on how the New Orleans Pelicans have failed to put the right pieces around star player Anthony Davis as he continues to waste his prime years in The Big Easy. According to Boyles, Davis and Westbrook could end up with the Lakers in the future. Both share representation in the Wasserman Media Group and he cites a source close to Davis’ agent who says that pairing the two stars could be the end game.
“Thad Foucher of the Wasserman Media Group, the same agency that represents Russell Westbrook, is Davis’ agent. A source close to Davis’ agent floated the possibility that the end game could find the two uniting in Los Angeles with the talent-starved Lakers. Those kind of rumors are the ones that expand into panic when a team flails like the Pelicans have in the last two seasons.”
There’s a bunch of things that would have to happen for this to have any type of chance of coming to fruition. Westbrook is under contract through the 2017-18 NBA season, with a player option worth $30.6 million.
Davis, however, signed a five-year, $145 million contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans back in July of 2015. The Lakers would need a intriguing trade package to get the Pelicans to even look their way for this happen.
Until then, the current Lakers squad is 19-37 and the franchise is in the midst of it’s fourth straight losing season.