The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly offers Russell Westbrook and a first-round draft pick to the Indiana Pacers for Malcolm Brogdon. The Pacers rejected the offer.
On A Tuesday edition of the ESPN’s The Lowe Post Podcast, Jonathan Givony revealed that the team reached out to the Pacers about talented guard Malcolm Brogdon. A player that is rumored to also be on the trade block. However, despite offering a first-round draft pick and Talen Horton-Tucker, the Pacers had no interest in such a deal.
“They’re being active,” Givony said about the Lakers. “You’re hearing they’re calling [teams like] Indiana and saying, ‘How do you feel about Westbrook and Talen Horton-Tucker, and our 2026 first-rounder, and you know, they just get a nice chuckle. And [Indiana says], ‘No thank you, we’ve got better deals on the table than that … Brogdon, yea [that’s the player the Lakers inquired about]. Which is probably not gonna happen.”
The Lakers are looking to make changes from a disappointing 33-49 season in which Anthony Davis was injured for most of the season. Russell Westbrook is coming off a disappointing season after the Lakers acquired him last season.
John Wall opted into the final year of his contract with the expectation the Houston Rockets and his representation will work on a buyout for the five-time All-Star. The Lakers may look into to following the route of Houston and Wall if they want to start fresh without Westbrook next season.