The Los Angeles Lakers missed out on big chances to bolster their ranks ahead of the 2022 trade deadline. The Purple and Gold were expected to move Russell Westbrook after a failed first part of the season with the team, but they decided to keep the 2017 NBA MVP on board for the remainder of the campaign. 

That doesn't mean they didn't get offers. The Houston Rockets offered John Wall and Christian Wood in exchange for Westbrook, but the front office declined that offer. Just like the Lakers rejected the Rockets, they were rejected by their archrivals while trying to land a known face.