The Boston Celtics are likely on the hunt for a third star to pair with All-Star forwards Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, with an upgrade at the point guard position perhaps being an area of interest to the front office.
At the same time, the Los Angeles Lakers are probably considering breaking up the partnership that brought former league MVP Russell Westbrook to the team this past offseason to play alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. This has caused some to wonder whether a trade might make sense between the longtime rivals. One such analyst is Yossi Gozlan, the NBA salary cap guru for one of our sister sites, HoopsHype.
“(The) Boston Celtics are a team that could use a more traditional point guard, and Westbrook theoretically could be a decent fit there since their best lineup would have three good shooters surrounding him,” writes Gozlan.
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