Lakers' Russell Westbrook Parts Ways with Agent Thad Foucher amid Trade Rumors

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Los Angeles Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook and longtime agent Thad Foucher parted ways Friday night.

Foucher told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski the pair had "irreconcilable differences" about how Westbrook should handle the final season of his five-year, $206.8 million contract amid trade rumors.

"My belief is that this type of transaction only serves to diminish Russell's value and his best option is to stay with the Lakers, embrace the starting role and support that Darvin Ham publicly offered," Foucher said. "Russell is a first-ballot Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame player and will prove that again before he is retired."

Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reported Westbrook so far hasn't formally requested a trade from the Lakers.

This article will be updated soon to provide more information and analysis.

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