The Washington Wizards have agreed to send superstar Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers for three players and what was the number 22 pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, The Athletic and ESPN have reported.
With the number 22 pick Washington selected Isaiah Jackson, a shot-blocking center out of Kentucky but later traded him to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the 31st pick and point guard Aaron Holiday - brother of NBA champion with the Milwaukee Bucks, Jrue.
The Wizards are also sending their 2024 second-round pick and 2028 second-round pick to the Lakers along with Westbrook, who is returning home to California.
Westbrook averaged a triple-double in 2020-21 with 22.2 points, 11.7 assists and 11.5 rebounds in his first season with the Wizards.
It was the fourth time in his career the point guard has averaged a triple-double for a season and he currently holds the all-time triple-double record with 184, having overtaken Oscar Robertson (181) in May.