Plan proposed by Simmons was based on Westbrook and two future first-round picks.

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The Lakers were interested in DeRozan throughout the offseason in 2021.

But they made a decision to trade in exchange for Russell Westbrook.

The trade that I observed on Twitter involved Russ and two picks, with moderate protections.

Which I believe are to DeRozan and Vucevic" stated Zach Lowe on his podcast.

I can assure you 100% certain that the Lakers have been having internal discussions.

Not to suggest that they'd ever take that approach. Let me be crystal clear.

DeRozan is contracted through the season 23-24, while Vucevic has an expiring contract.

Let's see when will the deal with DeMar DeRozan will happen.

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