Lakers Trade Rumors: Russell Westbrook Not Interested In LA Lakers, Prefers OKC

Ryan DeVault - Author

Mar. 1 2017, Updated 3:00 a.m. ET

Lakers trade rumors about Russell Westbrook just took a big hit. New LA Lakers trade rumors reveal that Westbrook is quite happy with the Oklahoma City Thunder. A report from CBS Sports quotes what Westbrook had to say when he was asked if he would like to play for the Lakers. Westbrook said, “Nah, I like where I am now. Oklahoma City is a great place for me.” This could possibly bring an end to all the chatter about Westbrook and Kevin Durant wanting out of OKC to play for the LA Lakers.

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As previously reported by the Inquisitr, NBA sources were stating that a major goal for the LA Lakers was to acquire Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. There were trade rumors suggesting the team would try hard to sign Durant in the offseason and then convince the Oklahoma City Thunder to trade Westbrook. There were also rumors of a sign-and-trade scenario, where Durant would re-sign with OKC only to be dealt to a team waiting for him. That could be a number of teams during the NBA offseason.

LA Lakers trade rumors involving either Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook seemed a bit far-fetched before, but this could be an indication that it may never get off the ground. If Westbrook is telling the truth, and doesn’t want to play for the Lakers, then he will be able to remain with OKC for most of his NBA career. The combination of Durant and Westbrook has brought a lot of success to the city, even if they haven’t found a way to win the franchise a title just yet.


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