Russell Westbrook wasn’t happy with the way his situation was being handled in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers had a tough time signing him as the player just didn’t fit the role he was being hired for. Despite having multiple roster injuries, he still had the potential to scratch the surface in the postseason, but Russ wasn’t enough.
The former MVP split from his agent Thad Foucher after 14 years “irreconcilable differences.” Foucher opened up about this, saying: “I believe this type of transaction only serves to diminish Russell’s value and his best option is to stay with the Lakers… Unfortunately, there are irreconcilable differences as to his best path forward and we no longer work together.
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Russell Westbrook discussed trading with three teams
The latest news surrounding Russell Westbrook has been that he is adamant about his decision to leave the Lakers. He was offered a one-year extension to play another season, which netted him $47 million, which he agreed and signed. After one of his lowest stats averaging 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists, he seems out of his element.
The Brooklyn Nets have been in touch with the Lakers to finalize a Kyrie Irving-Russ trade. The San Antonio Spurs have offered to pitch him for the Lakers and offer them assets to help acquire Irving. The former Rookie of the Year is exactly what LA has been trying to get out of their current point guard alongside his unreliability.
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Shannon Sharpe reacts to Lakers agreeing to ‘make it work’
Recently, all of the purple and gold players got on the phone and agreed that things would work out one last time. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook were all present on call. Analyst Shannon Sharpe said of the call: “LeBron is starting to realize, ‘Nets aren’t going to give us Kyrie for Russ, Russ isn’t going anywhere.'”
“Nobody’s going to take their $47 million… we’re going to be stuck. Let’s make the best of this situation we have.” he said. It’s very obvious that the Nets are asking for a quality package in exchange for Kyrie. Despite the issue, the LA team has signed a new head coach, Darvin Ham, who appears ready and confident to work with Russ and the others.
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