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Bradley Beal is allegedly an interest for the Lakers

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Is it better for him to stay or leave?

Russell Westbrook of the Los Angeles Lakers is the subject of this query.

He’s still a very good player with a lot of skills, but he doesn’t appear to be a natural fit on a team with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Many believe the Lakers would be better off with a third “star” or good player who can contribute on and off the court, rather than Westbrook, who is mostly effective on the court.

The Lakers are reportedly interested in dealing Westbrook for such a player, according to one NBA reporter.

Via Lakers Nation:

“Apparently [Bradley] Beal could be on the Lakers’ radar, as Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reports that the Lakers are interested in acquiring him this summer, though there are other teams who may have a better chance of acquiring the guard from the Wizards:

“‘The one name that I’ve heard recently is Bradley Beal as another guy that they want,. I’m not sure if the interest is as mutual. You know Beal, it seems like Miami would be more of the threat to take him away from Washington. I don’t think you can also rule out Boston either because of his relationship with Jayson Tatum, but the Lakers are trying to angle for some moves like that using the Russ expiring and the ’27 and the ’29 firsts.’”

Obviously, if the Lakers were able to effectively swap Westbrook for Beal, it would be a coup that would rock the NBA title race next year.

Despite having a “off season,” he still averaged 23.2 points per game, which is higher than his career average of 22.1 points.

Last season, Beal averaged 31.3 points per game while playing for the Washington Wizards alongside Russell Westbrook.

Beal can play on or off the ball, and while he isn’t a point guard or a floor general, his 6.6 assists per game this season show that he can get others involved.

He’ll turn 29 later this month, which makes him a terrific fit for the Lakers’ roster. When James retires, Beal and Anthony will still be young enough to keep the team competitive for the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, obtaining Beal appears to be exceedingly doubtful for L.A., thus O’Connor’s story should be regarded with caution. Stranger things have happened, though.

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