Phil Jackson Reportedly Wants Team To Trade LeBron James & Keep Westbrook

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a disappointing season after coming in to the season with championship aspirations. There is no doubt that some changes must be made for the Los Angeles Lakers to become a championship-caliber team.

Earlier this week in a column written by Bill Plaschke of the LA Times, he sat down with Lakers governor Jeanie Buss to discuss the state of the team and where things could be headed. Jeanie mentioned that Phil Jackson, who is a former coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, is someone that is helping behind the scenes to find the next head coach. Plaschke also stated that he has heard that Phil wants the team to trade LeBron James. Here is what he said:

“This is very much a committee in L.A. putting together this coaching search. And one person who is certainly significantly involved in this process is Phil Jackson. He’s got a voice in this. He did last time when they hired Frank Vogel. He and Kurt Rambis, He had been somebody they had considered with the Knicks before hiring Derek Fisher in New York... They’re moving deliberately. They’re not doing seven or eight or nine candidates all at once. They’re kind of going down a list and taking their time with it. I think that process is going to take a bit.”
I've heard that Phil would like LeBron traded. I've have heard that. But I've got no on the record stuff to back that up. I do know that Phil would like them to keep Westbrook and try to make things work with him.

It is going to be a very interesting offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers and almost a guarantee that one of the big 3 will be moved in order to acquire other guys.

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