Report: Jazz, Knicks interested in Lakers' Westbrook
The Utah Jazz and New York Knicks joined the Indiana Pacers as teams that have discussed acquiring former MVP Russell Westbrook from the Los Angeles Lakers, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.
A deal would also include draft capital, Charania added.
The Lakers reportedly discussed with the Pacers about trading Westbrook for Myles Turner and Buddy Hield, but the deal fell apart when Indiana asked for multiple first-round picks.
The Lakers own two first-round selections in the 2027 and 2029 drafts.
The nine-time All-Star is slated to make $47 million for the 2022-23 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
Westbrook averaged 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.1 assists in 78 games in his first campaign with the Lakers in 2021-22.
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