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[OFFICIAL] Russell Westbrook as a Los Angeles Laker thread

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Os Trigonum, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. roslolian

    roslolian Rockets Only Fan
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    I'm not sure what to make of this trade.

    The lakers needed shooting and a secondary offensive option. They also needed to dump trash for better players (aka Harrell and Kuzma).

    Russ def isnt a shooter, but he can eat up all the possessions Lebron and AD can't handle. WB isnt the most efficient, but he brings value by taking over the entire offense which allows Bron and AD to take a breather. Losing KCP def hurts though, but maybe they can get more guys via FA to fill the void.

    I'm not crazy about this trade, but to be frank Russ' net impact is better than Harrell and Kuzma so it's still a win. Personally though I think a dude like Chris Duarte would prob help them more than Russ tbh.
     
  2. TheresTheDagger

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    The Lakers are the Yankees of the NBA. Flailing away going after big names. Sound and fury signifying nothing.
     
  3. Patience

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    There you have it....
     
  4. furyn

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    I love this trade. Now I can root against the Lakers, Russ and Lebron all at the same time. It's beautiful!
     
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  6. sealclubber1016

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    Love this trade.

    Completely eliminates any chance that commie d**k sucking POS LeBron ever competes for another title in LA
     
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    Amen! It's a perfect trade. :cool:
     
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    seems like a terrible trade. You need shooting and you get another guy who can't shoot.
     
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  10. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    Westbrook has never played with a big as dynamic as AD or a player as all-around good as LeBron. There's memes to be had, yes, but I think the Lakers are going to be a fun team to watch.
     
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    This will be hilarious if Westbrook plays Harden in the Finals next year.
     
  12. Major

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    Lakers just really need health. If their big 3 are healthy (even just Lebron and AD), they will always be in the mix. If not, they won't. Shooting makes things easier, obviously, but all of their unique skill sets can create a mess for opponents even without great shooters.
     
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    Lakers Big 3 vs Brooklyns big 3 in the finals next year? That would be very interesting....
     
  14. peleincubus

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    a lot of storylines there
     
  15. Salvy

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    This reminds me of Ron Artest to Lakers for some reason...
     
  16. Salvy

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    Harden plays for Brooklyn so no finals for Nets...
     
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    This thread not being named "Russell Westbrooks Los Angeles Lakers" Is a travesty you will never live down @Os Trigonum
     
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    ?????
     
  20. Magicsaint

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    Just do not see Russ/Lebron chemistry. Both need the ball to be successful. Russ is below average on offense without the ball even with a good passer like James as we saw with Harden/Russ combo.
     

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