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Lakers, Jazz, Knicks talked trade involving Westbrook, Mitchell?

The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz discussed an interesting three-team trade in recent weeks, according to a report.

On Friday, Michael Scott published an informative column for HoopsHype. In the column, Scotto shared details on the discussed trade, which would have sent Russell Westbrook to Utah and Donovan Mitchell to the Knicks.

According to Scott, here is the framework of how a trade would have looked.

Knicks get:

Lakers get:

  • Patrick Beverley
  • Either Jordan Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanovic or Malik Beasley

Jazz get:

  • Tons of draft picks
  • Russell Westbrook (who receives a buyout)

The Knicks might have traded other players too to help the salaries work.

No trade has happened, but that seems like a deal that would help all parties. The Jazz would get the draft picks they’re seeking to aid their rebuild. The Lakers would not only get rid of Westbrook, but they would pick up much more valuable pieces instead. And the Knicks would get the star player they are seeking.

What’s the holdup, guys?

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