Lakers News: ESPN Insider Provides Update On Future Of Russell Westbrook In LA

Your Los Angeles Lakers made a nice trade this week in adding promising 24-year-old,

 ex-Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura.

The deal could have interesting ripple effects on how LA opts to move forward ahead of the February 9th trade deadline.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne spoke on "Mason & Ireland," broadcast on local LA affiliate station ESPN LA 710 AM,

 about the Hachimura pick, and what that could imply for Russell Westbrook's

future with the Lakers this season on an expiring deal.

Shelburne voiced her skepticism that Westbrook,

a teammate of Hachimura's during the 2020-21 season on the Wiz,

would be dealt this year, and noted that the Lakers might actually opt to re-sign him in free agency this summer.