Charlotte Hornets Team to Watch in Potential Russell Westbrook Trade

Charlotte Hornets Team to Watch in Potential Russell Westbrook Trade

Less than three days after the Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from postseason contention; Marc Stein reports that the Charlotte Hornets are a “team to watch” in trading for Russell Westbrook during the upcoming offseason, according to League insiders.

The former League MVP will receive more than $47 million for the 2022-23 season if he decides to pick up his player option with the Lakers. After the Lakers’ 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns, Westbrook expressed his interest in returning to the squad for the 22-23 season.

Westbrook’s insertion alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis didn’t pan out as most expected, with the Lakers failing to advance to the postseason. The all-time triple-doubles leader averaged 18.5 points, 7.4 boards, and 7.1 dimes on 44.4 percent shooting from the field.

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