NBA, rumours: Los Angeles Lakers hot for Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook

The Los Angeles Lakers are probably looking for a new point guard. There is said to be interest in Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul, but Dennis Schröder would have to give way for this.

Laut Marc J. Spears (The Undefeated) the Lakers want to start the coming season with an experienced playmaker and should consider Russell Westbrook (Washington Wizards) and Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns).

Paul could become a free agent but also holds a $44.2 million player option. The 36-year-old has until August 1 to decide whether to draw it or not. If Paul were interested in a Lakers engagement himself, the Point God would probably have to let the option lapse in order for a sign-and-trade deal to be worked out with the Suns.

The 11-time All-Star is a good friend of Lakers superstar LeBron James, who, among other things, sat on the sidelines in Game 5 of the Finals to cheer on his buddy.

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