MSN.com "Russell Westbrook is now a member of the Lakers, and the move came together just as he and L.A.'s superstars planned it. On Thursday, word emerged that the Lakers pulled off a trade with the Washington Wizards to acquire Westbrook. The Lakers sent Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious..." July 31
Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Lakers were on the verge of acquiring Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield when a blockbuster Russell Westbrook trade suddenly came together. With the deal still not official, the Lakers could be looking to get the best of both worlds. Los Angeles received..." July 31
NBA Analysis "It isn’t the beginning of NBA free agency just yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t come up with hypothetical landing spots for some of the notable free agents, right? Once NBA free agency gets underway in early August, one player that is going to be extremely busy is..." July 31
Bleacher Report "Old friends LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony might finally get their chance to play together on the same NBA team. According to ESPN's Jordan Schultz, the Los Angeles Lakers have interest in signing the veteran forward this offseason: " July 31
Clutch Points "Lou Williams can still fill up the cup. The 34-year-old guard and three-time recipient of the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award is coming off a split season between the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers. He finished the regular season averaging a combined 11.3 points on 39.9..." July 31
Sportsnaut "The Miami Heat have a hole at starting point guard with Kendrick Nunn set to hit free agency. While the organization holds a 2021-’22 team option on Goran Dragic that must be decided by Sunday night, he’s more of a backup point guard. Who are some options to fill that..." July 31
Bleacher Report "Several hours before the 2021 NBA draft started, Thursday produced plenty of fireworks for fans to enjoy. For a minute, it looked like the Los Angeles Lakers might be packaging a number of assets to land the sweet-shooting Buddy Hield. Then, they apparently swerved into..." July 31
NBA Analysis "Kelly Oubre Jr. is about to become a very rich man during NBA free agency. The 25-year old forward had a tough time acclimating himself at times this season with the Golden State Warriors while battling a wrist injury, but plenty of teams will be monitoring his situation this..." July 31
Heavy "Russell Westbrook is now a Los Angeles Laker and with him comes his shooting woes. The former MVP does a lot of things well but shooting is not one of them. He’s a career 30.1% shooter from three and only hits 43.7% from the field overall. Considering LeBron..." July 31
Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have been linked with several names during the 2021 NBA offseason. After a tumultuous 2020/21 season, the purple and gold are trying to get the right pieces to compete for the championship again. After landing Russell Westbrook earlier this week, the 2020..." July 31
NBA Analysis "The Milwaukee Bucks won the 2021 NBA Finals, defeating the Phoenix Suns in six games. The team celebrated their first championship in 50 years but had to get going on their preparation to defend that title almost instantly. The 2021 NBA Draft took place on July 29th and the Bucks made..." July 31
Heavy "With the Los Angeles Lakers trading for Russell Westbrook, there are very few returning players on the current roster. The team lost one young player on a two-way contract last season when Kostas Antetokounmpo decided to sign in the EuroLeague. Luckily, the Lakers will be..." July 31
Clutch Points "Before Russell Westbrook joined the Los Angeles Lakers, the 2020 NBA champions almost had a deal done for Sacramento Kings sharpshooter Buddy Hield, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN. The Lakers were prepared to send Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell to Sacramento..." July 31
Clutch Points "The Atlanta Hawks surprised everyone else as they reached the Eastern Conference Finals in last season’s playoffs before getting eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in six games. They enter the offseason to try and improve the young team that had a solid run in the..." July 31
NBA Analysis "The Miami Heat are going to undergo some major changes this offseason. After making it to the NBA Finals in the Orlando Bubble and losing to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Heat were swept out of the first round by the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks. Adjustments to the roster were most..." July 31
NBA Analysis "The Dallas Mavericks have already seen some major changes occur this NBA offseason. Long-time front office member Donnie Nelson and the organization parted ways. One day later, head coach Rick Carlisle followed him out the door. The brain trust of the organization looks a lot..." July 31
NBA Analysis "The Boston Celtics started their NBA offseason with a bang, revamping their front office and coaching staff. Former head coach Brad Stevens headed to the front office, taking over the job that Danny Ainge stepped down from. Ime Udoka, one of the most highly-regarded assistant coaches in the..." July 31
Heavy "The Brooklyn Nets have had a reasonably busy past few days thanks to the NBA Draft at Barclays Center. They drafted four new players, including former LSU standout Cameron Thomas at No. 27. They also dealt Landry Shamet to the Phoenix Suns in a deal that netted them some..." July 31
Fadeaway World "The Lakers are once again considered title favorites after the trade for 9-time All-Star Russell Westbrook. The point guard averaged a triple-double for the 4th time in his career and is easily one of the top-5 point guards in the NBA. Westbrook joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis creates a..." July 31
Bleacher Report "With the draft come and gone, and the NBA's calendar flipping to the 2021-22 season Monday, this summer's free-agency period will center on the league's rapidly spinning point guard carousel. The biggest fish, Chris Paul, appears all but destined to return to Phoenix,..." July 31
NBA Analysis "With the 2021 NBA Draft now behind us, everyone’s focus will turn toward free agency. If we learned anything from how the draft went, free agency could be fast and furious with player movement. The 2021 free agency class isn’t considered a very deep one, but some..." July 31
The Score "The 2021 NBA offseason is nearly upon us. The rumors are already flying as agents and front-office executives attempt to barter and bluff their way to backchannel agreements. Technically, teams are unable to start negotiating deals with free agents until 6 p.m. ET on Aug. 2. But to be..." July 31
Fadeaway World "With the first big trade of the summer, Russell Westbrook's arrival in L.A. has been the subject of conversation ever since it went down. Not only does it give the franchise new hope for the future, but it gets them a high-energy guy that will always give his maximum..." July 31
NBA Analysis "The 2021 NBA Draft took place on Thursday night and there were plenty of obvious picks that transpired. Cade Cunningham heard his name called to the Detroit Pistons, Jalen Green ended up going to the Houston Rockets, and Evan Mobley is on his way to the Cleveland Cavaliers, just as..." July 31
NBA Analysis "The start of NBA free agency is rapidly approaching with it set to begin on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. (est). There will be no shortage of intriguing players available with teams around the league looking to get better. The 2021 NBA Draft has come and gone without much for player trades taking..." July 31
Clutch Points "Former Los Angeles Lakers trio Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have all found a new home with the Washington Wizards following Thursday’s blockbuster deal that sent Russell Westbrook in the opposite direction. By..." July 31
NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks were one of the most active teams during the 2021 NBA Draft. They entered with picks No. 19, 21, 32 and 58. They made three separate deals on the night as they moved back multiple times. New York traded the 19th pick to the Charlotte Hornets for a future..." July 30
"With the 2021 NBA Draft concluded, the Chicago Bulls and the rest of the league can focus on the offseason ahead and the free agency market, one expected to revolve around the point guard position.
The Windy City club is no exception.
Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have recently acquired Russell Westbrook to fill their void at point guard and to add star power to the roster. He'll certainly be a great addition: Russell Westbrook is a triple-double machine, and he will be a capable second ballhandler behind LeBron James. Russell..." July 30
Heavy "NBA superstar LeBron James was caught pushing a fan during an Usher concert in a viral video published this week. In the Tik-Tok video the Los Angeles Lakers star appears to be exiting the venue when a fan steps into his way, looking for a photo or a handshake...." July 30
NBA Analysis "The 2021 NBA Offseason officially got underway with the 2021 NBA Draft. The draft class is one of the deeper ones in recent memory, as multiple players with first-round grades slipped into the second round, providing teams with a ton of depth. There were also a ton of trades that went..." July 30
NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers have one big question looming as the offseason officially got underway with the Milwaukee Bucks defeating the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals; what will they do with Ben Simmons? The 76ers’ season ended prematurely when they were eliminated by the Atlanta..." July 30
Total Pro Sports "Russell Westbrook met with LeBron James and Anthony Davis some two weeks ago at the house of James to discuss the possibility of playing together with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. That was not welcome news to social media. “They..." July 30
The Sports Rush
"NBA Insider reveals there was some massive disagreement within the Lakers about the acquisition of Russell Westbrook from the Wizards
Russell Westbrook is a Laker. Just saying that feels weird.
"The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t done working on their roster.
Two veterans whose names have been linked to the Lakers are Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony and San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay, according to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer.
Arizona Sports "The 2021 NBA Draft came and went without a selection by the Phoenix Suns after they traded the 29th pick to the Brooklyn Nets as a part of a deal to acquire guard Landry Shamet, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. But the questions coming general manager James Jones’ way after..." July 30
NBA Analysis "The Los Angeles Lakers had been linked to a lot of different trade targets since their season ended in the first round of the playoffs at the hands of the Phoenix Suns. During the 2021 NBA Draft, they pulled the trigger. After it was reported that the Lakers were going to acquire..." July 30
Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James will be playing in his third version of a Big 3 with the latest blockbuster trade the Los Angeles Lakers constructed on the day of the 2021 NBA draft. The Washington Wizards sent nine-time All-Star Russell Westbrook and..." July 30
CBS Sports "If the Los Angeles Lakers played a game tomorrow, Alfonzo McKinnie would have to play all 48 minutes. They have only five players on the roster. McKinnie is one of them. Three are holdovers from last season: LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol. And..." July 30
Silver Screen And Roll "Of the available options to improve their roster this offseason, it’s clear that Russell Westbrook was the Lakers’ top choice. There are legitimate concerns that his poor shooting could shrink the floor for his new superstar teammates, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but..." July 30
Fadeaway World "The Lakers made a blockbuster move on Draft Night which brings Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles while Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are heading to Washington. A deal of this caliber stole a lot of the news on draft night, especially when there are a host of..." July 30
Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers have pulled off a blockbuster to create a new Big Three with Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis. The Lakers traded away Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and the 22nd overall pick (Isaiah Jackson) to the Washington Wizards,..." July 30
The Score "After spending the first 11 years of his career in Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook is headed to his fourth team in four years. The Washington Wizards reportedly agreed to trade him and two future second-round picks to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope,..." July 30
The Big Lead "The Los Angeles Lakers traded for Russell Westbrook, who will join LeBron James and Anthony Davis to form the NBA's latest Big Three. After injuries derailed LA's attempt to defend their bubble championship, everyone assumed they would make a big..." July 30
NBA Analysis "The New Orleans Pelicans were mulling over whether or not they should proceed with Stan Van Gundy as their head coach, ultimately deciding to fire him after one NBA season at the helm. After making a decision on Van Gundy, the Pelicans are now tasked with figuring out what they want..." July 30
Fadeaway World "Yesterday was one of the wildest days the NBA has lived in a while. First, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers were trading for Buddy Hield. Then, Shams Charania said that they were going after Russell Westbrook. The Lakers completed a huge blockbuster deal to get yet another..." July 30
Lakers Daily "On Thursday, the Washington Wizards agreed to send star guard Russell Westbrook and two future second-round picks to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and the No. 22 pick in the 2021 NBA..." July 30
Bleacher Report "When news broke that Montrezl Harrell had decided to opt into the final year of his contract (per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski), it looked like Buddy Hield to the Los Angeles Lakers was a lock. Instead, minutes later, Shams Charania of The Athletic broke..." July 30
NBA Analysis "The Sacramento Kings have been in NBA purgatory for quite some time, and nothing suggests they have gotten out of it after the 2020-21 campaign. At the least, the Kings do have De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton to build around in their back court. But the presence of Haliburton..." July 30
New York Post
"The Russell Westbrook blockbuster could have impact ripples that reach north all the way to Brooklyn.
The Wizards are reportedly eyeing Spencer Dinwiddie, with the Nets free agent point guard potentially in the mix to get moved in a sign-and-trade.