Playing for the Los Angeles Lakers is a dream come true for most NBA players. After all, who doesn't love being a star for one of the biggest franchises in the league? But wearing the iconic Purple and Gold jersey comes with its own set of cons as well.
The 2016-17 NBA MVP, Russell Westbrook, learned that the hard way. He became a part of the Purple and Gold last season, but Russ could never truly adjust to his new team. Even after coming off the bench for the majority of the 2022-23 NBA season.
Following months of rumors around Westbrook's future, he was finally included in a 3-team trade with the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Brodie's new home is now the Jazz, but there is no guarantee for how long he will remain a part of the team.