This Lakers-Mavs trade features Russell Westbrook

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Every NBA player has their own personal career arc.

Of course, there is an expected development path. Usually a player struggles as a rookie, gradually improves until he reaches his peak, and then starts to decline. Still, that’s not what every NBA career will look like, either.

For example, look at Russell Westbrook. For a long time, he was widely considered one of the best players in the NBA. Seemingly overnight, his reputation took a nosedive. Now, he is widely considered the reason the Los Angeles Lakers have been disappointing in recent years.

At the same time, it is worth taking into account the circumstances. It may be that Westbrook is, as the kids say, “washed.”

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Alternatively, could you benefit from a change of scenery? Is it possible that Westbrook is simply a poor fit for the Lakers and could thrive elsewhere?

Here’s a deal that has the Dallas Mavericks figuring it out.

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