Lakers hoping Russell Westbrook can be corner-3 specialist sounds like the height of desperation

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The Lakers want to trade Russell Westbrook. They would never and will never say that publicly, for obvious reasons, but you would be hard pressed to find anyone with any credibility that would suggest otherwise. 

Jovan Buha of The Athletic believes it’s going to happen. He’s not reporting it, it’s just his opinion, but Buha recently stated on the Late Night Lake Show podcast that he believes the Lakers, who have consistently postured their unwillingness to give up two first-round draft picks to get off Westbrook, will ultimately send out the two future firsts (2027 and 2029) in a deal with Brooklyn to bring back a Kyrie Irving package that would also likely include one of Joe Harris, Seth Curry or Royce O’Neale. 

The Lakers could also look harder into sending Westbrook and the

Stephen Curry claps back at ridiculous 'one dimensional' comment made by a former NBA player

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It’s not really accurate anymore to say Stephen Curry is disrespected by his peers or the media or even by random idiots on Twitter. It sure used to be. It look a long time for a lot of people to simply accept, without qualification, his all-time status. But there’s still some residual ridiculousness hanging around. The latest example come from former NBA player Mike James

James, if you don’t remember, logged 49 career NBA games with the Suns, Pelicans and Nets over the 2017-18 and 2020-21 seasons, although he plays in Europe these days. On a recent episode of the Players Choice podcast, James named his top five players in the league: Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James and Luka Doncic. You’ll notice Curry missing. 

That’s not the problem. Reasonable minds can disagree