The Lakers boast a tantalizing trio with LeBron, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook. But the rest of the roster is almost entirely unfilled as free agency begins.
The 22nd overall pick in The NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers on Thursday was a little confusing to say the least. The pick was originally owned by the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the Lakers agreed to a deal to send that pick out in a package that landed them 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards (see Tweet below from Shams Charania of The Athletic).
By the time the Washington Wizards made their selection with the 15th pick in the NBA draft, that wasn't going to be the biggest news of the night. Shortly before their turn came up Thursday night, the Wizards agreed to trade All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook. Washington agreed to send Westbrook and two future second-round picks to Los Angeles for three players and this year’s 22nd pick.