The Los Angeles Lakers have finally parted ways with troublesome star guard Russell Westbrook in a huge three-way trade before Friday’s 7am [AEDT] deadline.
The trade saw the Lakers surround LeBron James with plenty more offensive firepower in the short-term, adding D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt.
Westbrook, meanwhile, was sent along with Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian Jones and a first-round pick to Utah.
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The Jazz could still buy out Westbrook though, who is said to have interest from the Los Angeles Clippers should that eventuate.
As for the Timberwolves, they receive Mike Conley who joins former Utah teammate Rudy Gobert at a Minnesota team that has fallen well below expectations this season.