NBA: The Lakers release a huge message on Westbrook


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NBA: The Lakers release a huge message on Westbrook

Posted on September 7, 2022 at 7:35 p.m. by The editorial staff

After a complicated first season with the Lakers, Russell Westbrook sees his future being called into question on the side of the Los Angeles franchise. Indeed, the 33-year-old American leader could well leave California, while his future seemed more than vague. However, at the Lakers, we dropped a huge message about the future of Westbrook…

Russell Westbrook will he stay with Lakers ? The question has been around for several weeks now. After a difficult first season in the Californian franchise, the 33-year-old leader could well leave the ship. After missing the play-offs last season, the future of RussWest seems to be questioned. The journalist John Buva also mentioned this possibility: The Lakers continue to pursue trades involving Westbrook and other options to improve the roster ahead of training camp. No matter what happens in the next few weeks, this isn’t the Lakers’ final roster. Other moves will still happen at some point. They are unlikely to make another trade anytime soon, but the franchise continues to explore various ways to improve this roster ahead of training camp, sources say. « . But for the coach of Lakersthis question does not seem to arise…

« I’m really looking forward to succeeding with him »

Indeed, reported by BasketballSession, Darvin Hamthe coach of Los Angeles Lakers, directly referred to the Russell Westbrook case, assuring in his words that a trade would not be relevant.  » Between him and me, everything was immediately clear. And it’s been fun since day one. Communication was excellent both ways. So I’m really looking forward to succeeding with him « .

“His duet with Beverley? I think it can work”

Otherwise, Darvin Ham suggested a potential association with Patrick Beverly : “ His duet with Beverley? I think it can work. The two can complement each other and I wouldn’t like to be the opposing backcourt. If they can play together? If they defend… « . For the coach of Lakersno doubt : Russell Westbrook should remain in the California franchise.

“It will be over for him in the league”

Moreover, the journalist Bill Simmons had mentioned a potential trade of Russell Westbrook in Indiana.  » If this trade ends up happening, I think it will be over for him in the league. He’s one of the few players that tanking teams have no interest in signing. All he’s going to do is try to play 40 minutes a game and slam stats to try and make them more competitive. And if you’re a playoff team… He’s not going to want to come off the bench, he’s not good on defense, and he’s not a good shooter. The best scenario for him would be to fall into a team that is aiming for 7th, 8th or 9th place in his conference, and where he could play 40 minutes per game. But none of these teams want it. If he does trade in Indiana, and is bought out, that could be the end of him. It is possible that we have already attended the last game played by Westbrook in the NBA. If he is sent there, he may end up in China! « .



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