The Los Angeles Lakers acquire Russell Westbrook in a blockbuster 5 team trade, sending out Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Montrezl Harrell out, to the Wizards. The Wizards also ended up getting Aaron Holiday from the Indiana Pacers, and Spencer Dinwiddie via sign-and-trade from the Brooklyn Nets.

While giving up a former MVP like Russell Westbrook may have rid the Wizards of their second-best player at the time, Kyle Kuzma revealed that he believes the Washington Wizards made the right decision. According to an article by Chase Hughes of NBC Sports, Kuzma stated that the team definitely should have taken the opportunity to "get five good basketball players for one" even if Westbrook is a Hall of Fame player.

The Wizards then flipped a draft pick for Aaron Holiday and signed Spencer Dinwiddie as part of the trade.