Russell Westbrook In Trade Talks After Heated Altercation With Lakers Head Coach Darvin Ham

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It looks like Russell Westbrook is on the verge of being traded just a day after getting a beef with Lakers head coach Darvin Ham.

On Tuesday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the Lakers are in talks to send Russell Westbrook to the Utah Jazz in a three-team trade.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed Shams’ report.

On Tuesday night, Westbrook got into a heated altercation with Lakers head coach Darvin Ham, who was angry Westbrook was lingering around on the court after getting subbed out.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

ESPN Sources: Lakers G Russell Westbrook and coach Darvin Ham had a brief, heated verbal exchange in the halftime locker room on Tuesday vs. OKC. Ham expressed frustration with how Westbrook lingered on the playing floor after getting subbed out of game late in second quarter.

Apparently, the Jazz plan to buy Westbrook out if they trade for him and would become a free agent.

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