There Was Reportedly ‘Strong Level Of Disagreement’ Within Lakers Organization About Russell Westbrook Trade

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Apparently, not everyone in the Lakers organization was on board for the Russell Westbrook trade.

On Thursday afternoon the Lakers traded several players and assets in exchange for Westbrook in a blockbuster deal that sent shockwaves throughout the NBA world.

According to CBS Sports’ Bill Reiter, there was a “strong level of disagreement” within the Lakers organization organization about whether Westbrook satisfied the team’s needs at this moment.

“There was a strong level of disagreement with the Lakers organization about whether or not Russell Westbrook was ultimately the person that they needed to pursue with the picks and the players, including Montrezl Harrell and Kyle Kuzma, who are now headed to Washington.”

“Communicating with one Lakers source who was not excited about the Westbrook trade he said that in the end the star power and the belief by Rob Pelinka, the general manager in LA, that Wesbtrook and his abilitiy, his track record of excellence is going to be what the Lakers need.”

At the end of the day it seems like LeBron James and Anthony Davis signed off on the deal and they’re input is the most important on the Lakers.

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