The San Antonio Spurs are remaining open to acquiring Russell Westbrook from the Los Angeles Lakers as training camp approaches, according to a report from Sports Illustrated on Monday, September 19. The Spurs are among the top potential trade partners, according to SI.
It’s no secret that the Spurs are one of the teams rebuilding in the NBA entering the 2022-23 season. Earlier in the offseason, the Spurs were in serious talks with the Lakers about absorbing Westbrook’s exorbitant $47 million contract in exchange for draft compensation. However, trade talks stalled after L.A. found more preferable potential trading partners in the Utah Jazz and the Indiana Pacers, according to Spurs Talk.