After the star guard posted on his Instagram account, someone replied that he shouldn’t return to the Purple and Gold and that he should “do whatever it takes to go somewhere else.” Westbrook then proceeded to like the comment.
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Westbrook’s acquisition last summer was met with lots of intrigue and even excitement among Lakers fans, but there were some who seemed to anticipate how messy this season would be for him.
After some inconsistent play and some issues off the court with teammates and coaches, it seems like everyone in the organization, as well as its fans, are done with Westbrook.
If the Lakers play their cards right, they could significantly replenish their roster by dealing the former league MVP. Players such as Myles Turner, Malcolm Brogdon and Gordon Hayward, if healthy, could address key weaknesses the team has right now.
But actually pulling off such a trade won’t be easy.
Plenty of people around the league feel Westbrook may not have any real value moving forward, and the Lakers seem reluctant to take on a player such as Brogdon or Hayward, who both have a history of getting injured.