The latest rumors suggest that the San Antonio Spurs rejected an offer from the LA Lakers for Josh Richardson and Doug McDermott. The Lakers were actively trying to improve their roster in the offseason. Richardson and McDermott would have added shooting to the team.
Meanwhile, Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers reportedly changed agents. Turner has been linked with the Lakers since the offseason. With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, Turner will be a hot commodity in the trade market.
Here is the latest LA Lakers rumors roundup for Nov. 26 brought to you by Sportskeeda.
San Antonio Spurs reject LA Lakers offer for Josh Richardson and Doug McDermott
The LA Lakers tried to get more shooters via trade in the offseason. Michael Scotto of HoopsHype revealed in their latest report that the Lakers offered Russell Westbrook and a future first round pick to the San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers were looking to acquire Josh Richardson and Doug McDermott.
However, the Spurs rejected the offer because they wanted an unprotected first round pick. The Lakers didn't want to part ways with the pick and the negotiations were halted. San Antonio would have waived Westbrook if the trade had happened.
"Before the season, the Lakers offered a lottery-protected first-round pick and Russell Westbrook to the Spurs for Josh Richardson and Doug McDermott," Scotto wrote. "The Spurs, however, wanted an unprotected first-round pick for taking on Westbrook's salary with the expectation he'd be waived, which the Lakers were unwilling to do, and talks stalled."
LA Lakers target changes agent amid potential trade
Myles Turner is in the final year of his contract with the Indiana Pacers. Turner is a potential trade candidate at the deadline, with several teams already linked to him. One of those teams is the LA Lakers, and Turner might be bracing for a busy trade market.
NBA insider Marc Stein reported in his latest Substack piece that Turner has changed agents. He was previously represented by BDA Sports for the past two seasons. He's now part of Creative Artists Agency or CAA, which represents some of the biggest names in the league.
Turner is one of the best defensive big men in the league today, while also having the ability to knock down shots. He's been plagued by injuries in the past few seasons, but he'll be a hot commodity at the deadline. He's also not opposed to getting traded to the Lakers.
Russell Westbrook expected to join Miami Heat if traded and bought out
Russell Westbrook has played really well off the bench for the LA Lakers this season. Despite his improved performance, Westbrook is still linked to a potential trade and buyout.
Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report revealed that Westbrook will likely have suitors at the trade deadline. The former MVP is on an expiring deal, which could help teams that want cap space next summer.
There's also the possibility of Westbrook getting bought out by the team that will acquire him. And if that happens, Pincus noted that the Miami Heat are interested in signing him.
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