The Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards have reportedly agreed to a deal sending Russell Westbrook and two future second-round picks to the Lakers for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell, and the 22nd pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Then later during the NBA Draft, it was announced that the Wizards dealt the first-round pick to the Indiana Pacers for point guard Aaron Holiday. The Pacers used that pick to draft University of Kentucky forward Isaiah Jackson.
On Twitter, Westbrook thanked his former team and the city of DC for their support.
I’m blessed to have been a part of such a stand up organization. It didn’t take long to make a home in DC, and I will forever be grateful and appreciative of my experience with the organization. Thank you! #thedistrict— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 30, 2021
The Lakers now represent the fourth team in as many seasons for Westbrook. He is set to be the fifth former MVP to suit up for four NBA teams in four years or fewer, accompanying Bob McAdoo, Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, and Derrick Rose according to Elias Sports Bureau research.
The moment Russell Westbrook touches the floor for the Lakers, he will be the 5th former MVP to play for four different franchises in a span of four seasons or fewer joining Bob McAdoo, Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson and Derrick Rose h/t @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/NWAIK5FNF4— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 30, 2021