The pacers rejected the Lakers’ offer, which included Westbrook and Tylen Horton Tucker.

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According to ESPN’s Jonathan Giovanni on the low post podcast, the Lakers allegedly offered Russell Westbrook, Tylen Horton Tucker and Malcolm Brogden the first round selection of the 2027 Indiana Pacers.

The offer was allegedly rejected by the Indiana Board.

Contrary to what has been reported recently, the Lakers appear to be trying to trade Russell Westbrook ahead of Thursday’s draft.

The Lakers suggest that the board believes that with the Indiana team in a rebuilding mode, the expiring contract for Russia and another young talent like THT will be attractive.

However, the presence of Tires Halliburton, whom the pacers acquired from the Kings before the trade deadline in February, could be a reason for the denial. The 22-year-old did well last season with 17.5 points and 9.6 assists per game and has the potential to make a great career in the league.

Acquiring Westbrook would seem to be an obstacle in the way of Halberton’s team’s frame commander.

The Lakers want to bounce back after finishing 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 33-49. The pacers are also keen to trade Brogden and Miles Turner, and have entered a rebuilding mode since last year’s 25-57 campaign.

The Hornets are reportedly ready to trade for Russell Westbrook.

The only team that showed interest in the trade for Russell Westbrook was the Charlotte Hornets. And with that, Michael Jordan’s team still wants to play for the point guard.

Although little has been said about the subject, and even more so with the rumor that the Lakers will be interested in Carrie Irving, he returned to the table this week due to a report by The Ranger insider Kevin O’Connor.

“Russell’s interest in Westbrook, as reported by Mark Stein months ago, is real. While Westbrook has little meaning as a player with the ball, his contract is coming to an end and the Hornets are limited free. Agents are opening up treasures for Miles Bridges, and LaMelo Ball is expanding. It’s a good time to transfer some other long-term pay (such as Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier) to a deal near the end of Russia. They can also consider upgrading their draft pick to the top 10. In any case, the Hornets should prioritize finding a scoring player who can complete La Mello.

The exchange of Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier for Russ will save the Horns a lot of money in the short and long term. Next season, Hornets will save 4. 4.4 million and then stop paying Westbrook’s salary when he becomes a free agent after next season. Hayward and Rozier are expected to make about .7 54.7 million next year. Rozier’s contract runs until the 2025-26 season, valued at $ 24.9 million and $ 26.6 million over the past two years, while Hayward expects to earn $ 31.5 million in the final year of your contract, 2023-24.

Although everyone has strong contracts and because of this there is a lot of pressure from all sides, both have been fruitful in Charlotte. In the 2020-21 season, both played very well in the first half. Hayward’s injury problems are obvious, but Rozier LaMelo has always been a solid team-mate for the ball.

Over the past two seasons, Rosier has averaged 20.9 points, 4.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds, while his 44.7% shots are 38.1% above the 3-point limit.

If negotiated, it would be a financially viable deal. By trading Hayward and Rozier, Hornets will release more than 6 106 million that could be committed to Miles Bridges, LaMelo Ball and PJ Washington, all of whom must go into free agency or in the next two years. Must be eligible for extension.

On the other hand, this huge amount of money coming into the Lakers payroll would not be ideal for long-term roster flexibility. With no money in mind, the addition of Rozier and Hayward will significantly improve the Lakers ‘chances of what could be LeBron James’ last season in Los Angeles.

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