‘He plays at both ends of the stage’: Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard praises Russell Westbrook’s hit as ‘Hall-of-Fame point guard’
The Los Angeles Clippers have signed former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, who completed his buyout with the Utah Jazz in the 2016-17 season. While it took Westbrook some time to settle into his new team, he has since become a key member of the franchise.
Westbrook has taken over playmaking duties for the Clippers, leaving Kawhi Leonard to focus on leading the team to victory with his attacking end of the field performances. Leonard recently spoke highly of Westbrook’s influence on the team, praising his contributions both on and off the pitch. The fact that the two stars are on the same page bodes well for the Clippers in the postseason.
“I only have one Hall of Fame point guard on the floor,” Kawhi said. “He brings energy to the team, he brings pace. He plays both ends of the floor. Defensively, he rebounds the ball and can deflect shots. He did a great job.”
Westbrook’s stats for the Clippers have been solid, averaging 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.4 blocks per game in just 13 appearances for the team. Fans can expect those numbers to improve only as Westbrook becomes more comfortable in his role with the Clippers.
Overall, Westbrook’s addition to the Clippers has been positive as he provides the team with an experienced and talented player who can handle the ball and create scoring chances for his teammates. With Leonard and Westbrook working together, the Clippers have the potential to run deep in the postseason and contend for a championship.
Paul George suffers knee injury: Leonard and Westbrook line up for Clipper’s playoff push
During the Los Angeles Clippers game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, star player Paul George suffered a knee injury, causing him to leave the game. The injury has been confirmed as serious and the Clippers are concerned about his ability to play in the upcoming playoffs
Kevin Durant isn’t a fan of how Russell Westbrook was treated as a Laker: “The dialogue surrounding our game is just so toxic at this point,” preaches KD 💯 pic.twitter.com/XmuwqWs76j
— Beastbrook (@Beastbr00k0) March 17, 2023
George is expected to miss at least two to three weeks of action, putting the responsibility for ensuring the team doesn’t lose too many games on the shoulders of Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook.
Whether Leonard and Westbrook will be able to fill the void left by George remains to be seen. It is uncertain how long George will be out and what his condition will be upon his return. The Clippers will need to rely on their depth and teamwork to overcome this obstacle and continue their push to the playoffs.
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