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Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook

After the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Russell Westbrook as partners from LeBron James and Anthony Davis, many expected the purple and gold to have a strong championship run. Since the preseason games, however, the Lakers appeared to be out of shape and eventually faded from the postseason after a lackluster effort. Most of the blame fell on Brodie’s shoulders, who expected to be left out of the team before the 2022-23 season.

Lebron James and Russell Westbrook
Lebron James and Russell Westbrook

With a 33-49 going into the 2021-22 season, the Lakers locker room is set to see some big changes. One of them was the dismissal of Frank Vogel. While many believe the Los Angeles Lakers roster needs a reshuffle, Russell Westbrook was the first name that springs to mind for any fanatic when discussing a trade during the offseason.

What key sign suggests Russell Westbrook would be a Laker in the 2022-23 season?

Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook

Despite the rumors, reports of LA’s search for the head coach suggest Russ could remain with the Lakers for the upcoming season, The Athletic’s Sam Amick noted. The Lakers front office has reportedly asked coach candidates about the prospect of using Westbrook in their system. The focus on Westbrook in these interviews may indicate that Los Angeles plans to revisit the former MVP and try to maximize his performance and contribution to the team’s success.

Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson
Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson

Additionally, former coach Phil Jackson, who helps Jeanie Buss choose the ideal coach candidate, is a big fan of Brodie and will certainly recommend a scenario with him in the yellow step.

Brodie has been humiliated by the majority of staff in and around the NBA world. All the more reason for him to go out and shine to earn his name back.

Russell Westbrook celebrates after hitting the clutch shot for the Lakers
Russell Westbrook celebrates after hitting the clutch shot for the Lakers

He has played in Russell Westbrook’s defense for the past three seasons. Which left him no time to settle into a franchise, will the Lakers take a risk by giving Westbrook another chance? Especially when LeBron James only has one season left on his current contract? Remains to be seen.

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