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Russell Westbrook’s brother seems to be sending a message about the Los Angeles Lakers that the veteran guard appears once again in trade rumors.

Westbrook’s brother Ray liked to tweet against LeBron James and the Lakers. One tweet suggested that the Lakers would miss the playoffs if they bartered Westbrook, while another criticized James and assistant coach Phil Handy for their “childishness.”

The Lakers have had strong ties to Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving since his trade request went public on Friday. Westbrook would almost definitely be part of any Irving business because of the size of their respective contracts, and James has implied at least once that he might be supportive of that outcome.

Westbrook has been demoted to the bench for the Lakers this season, and while things look better for him than last year,
There are still a few signs of contention.

He may not feel the same as his brother, but this is not the first time Ray has taken to social media to send a message.

This season for the Los Angeles Lakers, Russell Westbrook is averaging 15.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 7.6 assists throw 50 games. He was also originally ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Pelicans, but has now been upgraded to play.