With training camp nearing, the options for a Russell Westbrook trade have been quickly evaporating for the Los Angeles Lakers.
The two possible landing spots at this point many have mentioned are the Indiana Pacers and the Utah Jazz, and both are reportedly demanding two future first-round draft picks from L.A., a price it seems unwilling to pay to get rid of Westbrook.
But according to one NBA reporter, there may be a new potential trade partner for the Lakers, and it is an unlikely one indeed.
It may be hard for Lakers fans to imagine someone as mercurial and stubborn as Westbrook fitting in with the Heat’s famed culture
If Riley and the Heat were actually willing to help the Lakers, a potential trade may have to end up involving Lowry, a player they were reportedly interested in midway through the 2020-21 season.
However, Lowry seems to be in slow decline. He averaged just 13.4 points per game last year, his lowest such output in over a decade.