The Los Angeles Lakers made an impressive move on Thursday by acquiring Russell Westbrook via a trade from the Washington Wizards.
Thanks to this addition, the Lakers now have their own version of Big-3, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis also on the roster.
According to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, though, Westbrook was not the top option for the Lakers.
“Per NBA sources, the Lakers went into the offseason with a clear Plan A: unrealistic hopes of landing a Damian Lillard or Bradley Beal.
Plan B was Chris Paul (but then the Phoenix Suns advanced to the NBA Finals) and Westbrook. Hield was always Plan C,” Pincus writes.
Westbrook has two years and $91M left on his contract and this is his best chance to win a championship.