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A Westbrook - Irving Swap Is A Massive Upgrade

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RJ Bell: “We would agree that, if you can get Kyrie instead of Westbrook, that’s a big upgrade. I think the Lakers are a viable title team in that case.”
AJ Hoffman: “Massive upgrade. With just Kyrie, without the KD-for-Anthony Davis deal? I agree.”
RJ Bell: “How does that stack up against the Nets Big 3 of KD, Kyrie, and Harden, because that Big 3 was the favorite...”
Scott Seidenberg: “Better. Not to mention that LeBron can play the 5, and you got yourself a pretty interesting lineup.”

On today’s edition of Straight Outta Vegas, RJ Bell and the crew talk about the Lakers odds to win the 2022-2023 NBA title, based on the team swapping out Russell Westbrook for Kyrie Irving (and maybe Kevin Durant?) heading into the season. Tune in and listen to the guys reasons for bumping the Lakers up in the odds if they’re able to swap out Westbrook for someone else!