The Lakers continue looking for a way to offload Russell Westbrook before the 2022-2023 NBA season. The primary target for Los Angeles has been Kyrie Irving, but he is not the only player that the purple and gold is looking at.
According to Marc Stein, the Lakers and Pacers have indeed exchanged trade proposals on a swap to try to bring Myles Turner and Buddy Hield to Los Angeles. However, Westbrook’s $47 million contract for next season is what complicates potential deal.
Stein reports that the Lakers offered an unspecified draft compensation to Indiana for taking the big contract of the former league MVP.