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NBA trade grades: What adding Russell Westbrook means for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers

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Stephen A. Smith reacts to Westbrook to Lakers (2:28)

Stephen A. Smith reacts and breaks down the benefits for both Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Lakers in a potential trade involving both parties. (2:28)

The Los Angeles Lakers' pursuit of a third star has brought Russell Westbrook home to L.A.

Hours before Thursday's NBA draft, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Lakers had agreed to send guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, forward Kyle Kuzma, center Montrezl Harrell and the overall No. 22 pick to the Washington Wizards for Westbrook and two future second-round picks.

As Westbrook heads to his fourth team in as many years after previously spending the first 11 seasons of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder, does he still qualify as that kind of star? How will his game fit next to LeBron James and Anthony Davis? And what does dealing Westbrook mean for Bradley Beal's future with the Wizards? Let's take a look.

The deal

Lakers get: Westbrook, 2024 second-round pick, 2028 second-round pick

Wizards get: Kuzma, Harrell, Caldwell-Pope, 2021 first-round pick (No. 22)