Just a few minutes ago it was made official that Montrezl Harrell has exercised his player option to automatically renew his contract with Los angeles lakers. This leaves Angelenos with one more asset to use in a big-star trade. First, it was Adrian Wojnarowski who stated that this renewal brought Buddy Hield closer to the purple and gold team, but Shams Charania has gone further stating that the Angelenos would already be in negotiations with the Washington Wizards for Russell westbrook.
Thus, always according to ., the negotiations would be well advanced and Westbrook would reach the Lakers in exchange for Kle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (the 22nd pick of the Angelenos tonight could also come into play).
Lakers and Wizards are in serious talks on a Russell Westbrook trade to LA, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Westbrook has become the Lakers’ primary focus. He would give them a dynamic playmaker alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 29, 2021