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LeBron James on Russell Westbrook: “Can’t wait for him to go off this season!!”

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With the addition of Patrick Beverley to the Lakers roster the question arises whether Los Angeles has a Russell Westbrook trade in the works.

The former league MVP has been included in trade rumors well before last season’s trade deadline. However, due to his big contract ($47 million for next season) it is difficult to find a deal that would be acceptable to both teams involved.

As Kyrie Irving was removed from the market after he agreed to remain with the Nets next season, the rumors of the Lakers trading Westbrook to the Pacers for Buddy Hield and Myles Turner have increased.

A tweet by LeBron James will leave the fans wondering whether it suggests that Russ is staying or if it was just a message of support for his teammate who may be wearing another jersey next year.

“Can’t wait for him to go off this season!!” James replied to a tweet about how much disrespect Westbrook is getting.

This past season was a disappointing one for Westbrook who received a wave of criticism from fans and analysts alike. He averaged 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 34.3 minutes per game.

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