Russell Westbrook buyout destinations

The Lakers finally made a deal after almost a year worth of speculation about trade. Russell Westbrook. According to The Athletic’s Shams CharaniaIn a three-team deal, the Lakers trade Westbrook and a potential first-round pick to Utah Jazz. In return, the Lakers get D’Angelo Russell, Malik BeasleyAnd Jarred Vanderbilt.

He has accepted his role as a bench player with the Lakers this season. This will be a key step in his quest to extend his career. He is the leader among bench players in assists per match and fourth in points per game. The Jazz are currently rebuilding and he will be able to get a buyout deal. According to Bleacher Reports’ Chris HaynesFor Westbrook, the best option is a buyout.

Below are some possible teams that Westbrook might be able to use this season, should he get a buyout.


(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Westbrook’s most recent season in Washington was a success, with his average of a triple-double. He was a good friend. Bradley Beal and perhaps the Wizards would’ve happily kept him had the opportunity to join the Lakers not come along. They could have another point guard. This team has. Kristaps Porzingis At center would provide Westbrook with enough space to thrive. Although they have $2.2million left in their mid-level exception, the Wizards would need to make room for Westbrook on their roster.


Kevin Jairaj – USA TODAY Sports

The Mavericks have a shortage of playmakers and ballhandlers. Luka Doncic And Kyrie Irving primarily. McKinley Wright IV Their primary point guard has been replaced by Jaden Harty, who is also a solid tertiary option. If they have bigs like Westbrook, Westbrook could be a good option. Christian Wood And Maxi Kleber Who can shoot the floor and space it? The Mavericks have limited options for Westbrook this season.


(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Heat could’ve used an upgrade at point guard but couldn’t address it at the trade deadline. It’s amazing how inconsistent the Heat are. Kyle Lowry It could be a good idea to bring Westbrook in, as he has been a great player. It would also be fascinating to see how Westbrook would do under a very disciplined team led by a head coach. Erik Spoelstra. They still have $3.3 of their midlevel exception which they could use to sign Westbrook should they need it, and keep below the luxury taxes.


Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sport

The Suns are looking for backcourt support in the trade market. Chris Paul has been inconsistent, but thankfully Cameron Payne He has been a great player, but it might not be enough to make the playoffs. Westbrook could be an excellent backup guard option if they can’t trade for backcourt reinforcements. If they need to bid on him, they still have $5.3million in their mid-level exception.

Story originally appeared on HoopsHype

Previous post Haason Reddy, Eagles free agent gem, could play major role in Chiefs’ win
Next post Apheresis Equipment Market Share to Outstrip $3.85 Billion, Globally, by 2028 with 8% CAGR – Growth Report by The Insight Partnership