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Rich Paul and LeBron Not Happy With Lakers Not Trading Russell Westbrook

Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report claims that Klutch Sports Group is unhappy with the Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka and it got to do with his refusal to trade Russell Westbrook.

Here is Eric Pincus’ claim:

“According to multiple NBA sources, Klutch is not happy with Pelinka. The sentiment has long percolated, but it reached a boil when Pelinka refused to trade [Russell] Westbrook and a future first-round pick (likely 2027) for Houston Rockets guard and Klutch client John Wall.”

And the Lakers Daily has more on Ericus Pincus’ claim that Klutch Sports isn’t happy with the Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka.

Westbrook was acquired by the Lakers over the summer, with L.A. hoping that the move would bolster the team’s chances at winning another title.

Instead, Westbrook’s inability to establish a smooth chemistry with his teammates has contributed to what’s been a brutal season for the Lakers.

At the All-Star break, the Lakers have a record of 27-31. They are simply trying to reach the postseason at this point. The absence of superstar Anthony Davis due to injury will only make things tougher.

L.A.’s struggles could also impact James’ future with the team. There has been a lot of speculation about what the superstar’s next move will be.

On the bright side, it seems like there’s time for Pelinka and Klutch Sports to patch up any differences they may have with each other.

LeBron has already stated that he is thinking about going back to Cleveland or playing with Bronny. He has one foot out of the door because Anthony Davis is made of glass.

“The door’s not closed on that,” James told The Athletic Saturday following the East’s team practice on the campus of Cleveland State. “I’m not saying I’m coming back and playing, I don’t know. I don’t know what my future holds. I don’t even know when I’m free.”

James, of course, is a free agent after next season. He is tethered to the Lakers for one more year.

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