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Report: Lakers don’t want to give up multiple first round picks in Russell Westbrook trade

Russell Westbrook
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The Lakers are reportedly interested in trading for Kyrie Irving and offloading Russell Westbrook in such deal. However, the Nets want first round picks in return.

However, Los Angeles are unwilling to give up multiple first round picks to trade the former NBA MVP according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

This where the views of the Lakers and their superstar LeBron James may differ. NBA insider Brian Windhorst thinks that the four-time NBA champion does not care about the team’s future first round picks and is instead focused on winning now.

He could use his contract extension, which is due in August, as a leverage to push Los Angeles into making a trade he wants which getting Irving on his team.

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