Utah Jazz guard Russell Westbrook is reportedly open to playing with the team after the Los Angeles Lakers sent him to Salt Lake City in a three-team, eight-player deal also involving the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.
Jazz CEO of basketball operations Justin Zanik spoke with reporters about Westbrook amid rumors that the remainder of his 2022-23 player option for $47.1 million would be bought out.
"We are open to the possibilities with him," Zanik said, per Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune. "He probably needs some time. ... There haven't been any decisions made, there haven't been any possibilities eliminated. He's open to being here. We're gonna give him time to figure that out."