The moment Russell Westbrook was traded from the Lakers to the Utah Jazz, the high-profile guard was expected to be bought out by his new franchise, freeing him to find a new team hoping to make a playoffs run.
Westbrook was dumped by the Lakers in a three-team trade after his big-time move to Los Angeles to partner with Anthony Davis and LeBron James turned into a nightmare.
Multiple teams are reportedly interested in landing the 34-year-old former NBA MVP should he secure a buyout from Utah.
But Jazz general manager Justin Zanik says the team isn’t set on a buyout, and both the franchise and player are open to making things work.
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