Magic Johnson loves Russell Westbrook on the Lakers

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The Wizards and Lakers completed a blockbuster trade on draft night resulting in Russell Westbrook landing in L.A. with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. 

Washington received Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and the 22nd pick in the 2021 draft for Westbrook and two future second-round picks. The Wizards will continue to look at building a contender around Beal, while Westbrook will aim to help the Lakers win another championship. 

Hall of Famer and five-time champion with the Lakers, Magic Johnson, certainly believes Westbrook can get them there. 

Westbrook averaged a triple-double in his lone season with the Wizards and ultimately broke Oscar Robertson's all-time record before the end of the regular season. 

Once he got healthy, he sparked a 17-6 turnaround by the Wizards to sneak into the playoffs and clinch the eighth seed in the play-in tournament. The Lakers have some roster-building questions to answer and certainly need to add shooting around their three stars, but LA definitely raised its ceiling by acquiring the future Hall of Famer.