NBA Trade Rumors: Proposing a Lakers, Knicks trade swapping Julius Randle for Russell Westbrook

NBA Trade Rumors: Proposing a Lakers, Knicks trade swapping Julius Randle for Russell Westbrook

Some fans of the New York Knicks have been wondering if the team would be better off without Julius Randle. So if they believe that, this could be the possible trade for them.

Especially with the Los Angeles Lakers fan base who is desperate to trade Russell Westbrook out of town. This deal could solve both team’s issues.

With Westbrook’s massive salary, this trade would actually match up with Randle, Evan Fournier and Kevin Knox. It would also give Randle a chance to return to the team that initially drafted him when he came into the league.

Westbrook hasn’t quite fit with the Lakers since getting traded over the summer and some wonder if it’s a matter of time before he does get dealt. With Derrick Rose getting hurt, Westbrook could be a possible fit to go along with RJ Barrett and Obi Toppin, who are seen as the young core the Knicks have been building around.

Westbrook is a hard sell for some teams, but if the Knicks really want to shake things up, this could be a trade for both sides to consider.

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Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.

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