Lakers don’t have clear answer on Russell Westbrook’s future

For the primary time for the reason that sputtering finish to their 2022 season, the Lakers’ principals collected in a room to talk about why their upcoming marketing campaign shall be other. And within the face of query after query about Russell Westbrook’s have compatibility with the present roster, the one factor clear is the Lakers nonetheless don’t have an answer.

Nearly everybody of import used to be requested about Westbrook—within the ultimate yr of a freelance that may pay him $47.1 million this yr—and they all, together with Russ himself, didn’t sound just about as thinking about the previous MVP’s presence as they did a yr in the past. (Even the commonplace photograph op used to be subdued.)

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