NBA trade rumors tracker: Lakers unlikely to move Russell Westbrook


The NBA trading season is upon us and the rumor mill is already churning. From now until trade close on February 9th, we’ll be following the most notable gossip from the league’s most trusted sources.

Lakers want to keep Westbrook?

According to a report by the athlete, a trade with Russell Westbrook is “increasingly unlikely” due to its recent surge in production. In his last 10 games for the Lakers, Westbrook has averaged 14.1 points, 7.4 assists and 7.1 rebounds from the bench. Westbrook is the only reserve in the league, averaging at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Knicks with a sale

The Knicks have made Quickley available for trade talks, according to a report by Derrick Rose, Evan Fournier, Cam Reddish and Immanuel Yahoo Sports. The Lakers were mentioned as a team involved in discussions for both Fournier and Reddish. Reddish is represented by Klutch Sports’ Rich Paul, who also represents Lakers superstars Lebron James and Anthony Davis.

Pistons want first for Bojan

A highly productive veteran on a very poor Pistons team, Bojan Bogdanovic is naturally a target for teams at close. However, if a team wants him, they have to drop a first-round pick just to get the conversation going NBA insider Marc Stein.

Kuzma is a hot commodity

Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma is a trade deadline target, according to a report by the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns the athlete. The Hawks appear to pose the biggest threat as the report says the Wizards have been “seriously discussing a possible deal” for John Collins, whose name has been on the trade bloc for years.

The Lakers have also reportedly inquired about Kuzma, whom they sent to Washington in the Russell Westbrook deal ahead of the start of the 2021-22 campaign.

Sixers dangling Tobias Harris

In what seems to be an annual NBA trade deadline tradition, the Philadelphia 76ers have debated with opposing teams, according to a report by Tobias Harris the athlete. Harris, who signed a five-year, $180 million deal to remain in Philadelphia in 2019, is averaging 17 points on a respectable 48.4% shots from the field and 40.4% shots from behind the arc. He owes him $36.7 million this season.

What’s up with Crowder?

Jae Crowder continues to sit outside while the Suns work to find him a new home. The Milwaukee Bucks almost acquired the 32-year-old forward, according to a report by Bleacher report, but the deal never crossed the finish line. The Warriors, Heat, Hawks and Lakers should also be interested.

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