Rich Paul says Cluch wasn’t pushing for Russell Westbrook’s trade

By Monday morning, Paul had spoken to Stephen A. ESPN’s Smith, with the latter saying on “First Take” that the super agent wants to dismiss a certain part of that report (emphasis mine): “Rich Paul called me yesterday and asked me to quote him in this story about him and Clutch Sports, and they basically want that The Lakers trade Russell Westbrook and a first-round pick for Houston versus John Wall. He wanted me to categorically state that there was absolutely no truth in that. He never did. He never did. The people who wrote the story never contacted him to get any. Kind of perspective from him about that.” It’s an absolute lie, and he said to me ‘Can you please do me a favor and quote me and tell the world I specifically said this is a damn lie. There’s no truth. It never happened. Just for what it’s worth, that’s what Rich Paul tells him about those stories that were put out there. Fair enough. So I quoted him.”
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In the wake of the Lakers not executing a deal before the NBA trade deadline last week, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that the Lakers trio of Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are likely to play together again next year. “I’ve heard that wording will probably be on next year’s roster as well. A lot of the minimum contract will change, but I think that’s what they got.” – Via Apple Podcasts February 19, 2022 It was previously reported that Houston wanted to pick the 2027 Lakers for the first round in exchange for a Westbrook contract. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported an episode of Hoop Collective that wasn’t on Deadline. “The way I heard, it could have been for a first-round pick, but then, it was suggested that they could have done it for a pick swap. I don’t know the details of how that trade-off would be or how it would work.” Via Sports Illustrated/February 16, 2022, the Lakers have been resisting their 2027 first-round pick offer – the only option they can offer – in trade talks, including a carrot in a potential exchange between John Wall and Russell Westbrook, sources say. A deal you’ve made: Westbrook, Talen Horton-Tucker and the 2027 first-rounder for Wall and Eric Gordon. Does this change your life? Maybe not. But LeBron is 37 years old, and this team looks broken. Perhaps a better deal will come in the off season. — via ESPN/February 11, 2022