The Los Angeles Clippers have begun conversations with Jazz guard Russell Westbrook, league sources tell The Athletic. Here’s what you need to know:

Los Angeles has received permission to speak to Westbrook and talks have started among franchise officials, per sources.

Westbrook was part of the three-team deal that sent D’Angelo Russell to the Lakers last week.

The Athletic previously reported that the 34-year-old would have interest in the Clippers if he secures a buyout.



Westbrook — who averaged 15.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists in 52 games for the Lakers this season — has not played for the Jazz since being traded. While there hasn’t been a decision made yet concerning Westbrook with Utah, the sides have met and had multiple productive discussions surrounding his future as a member of the Jazz.