The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are two teams that have been actively looking to upgrade their rosters this offseason.
Last year both squads failed to make the playoffs after doing so one season earlier. Their inability to qualify for the postseason left a bad taste in their fans’ mouths.
Because of that, there have been a lot of calls for change.
Fortunately – that change may be on the horizon.
This week a four-team trade proposal emerged that has been dubbed a win-win-win-win by pretty much everyone who reviews it.
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In this prospective agreement the Knicks would get Russell Westbrook, the Lakers would walk away with Terry Rozier and Bojan Bogdanovic, the Utah Jazz would receive Cam Reddish, Evan Fournier and two future first rounders and the Charlotte Hornets would land Julius Randle.
Westbrook has been linked to the Knicks before, so that part of the deal is self-explanatory.
Similarly, the Lakers have been engaged with the Jazz on Bogdanovic and the Hornets regarding Rozier over the past few months. Both would address their massive issues when it comes to three-point shooting.
The Jazz getting Reddish and Fournier is nice, but the real steal here for them would be getting two first round picks for their rebuild. That’s all they want at this point.
Charlotte, meanwhile, would provide Randle with the opportunity to rebuild his career. Despite his impressive offseason body transformation it’s something of an open secret around the league that his value is at rock bottom right now.
The Hornets could offer Randle a chance to rewrite the narrative surrounding his career.
The photo speaks for itself. https://t.co/htfBw7OEaA
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 19, 2022
It’s rare to accomplish a win-win-win-win situation with a four-team trade, but that is precisely what this particular move would achieve.
Will it happen? It’s impossible to say for certain.
Should it, though? Absolutely.