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Lakers Podcast: Was Russell Westbrook’s extension a good thing for the Lakers?

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Could Los Angeles benefit from the superstar delaying free agency?

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When Russell Westbrook agreed to renegotiate and extend his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, many painted it as yet another loss for the Los Angeles Lakers in a year full of them. Supposedly, the Lakers had missed out on another major target.

But could Westbrook’s new deal actually be a good thing for Los Angeles? Host Anthony Irwin is back from his vacation, and re-joins co-host Harrison Faigen to discuss their thoughts on why this turn of events may ultimately benefit the Lakers, and how trading for him this year may have been a shortsighted decision from the front office in the first place.

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