Clippers’ Current Position On Russell Westbrook

Clippers’ Current Position On Russell Westbrook

The Los Angeles Clippers added Russell Westbrook after the NBA Trade Deadline in hopes that he would be the final piece of a championship puzzle.

Ultimately, despite Westbrook playing well in the postseason, the absence of the team’s two biggest stars in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George was too much to overcome.

Now, with Westbrook a free agent this summer, the question is how all parties involved proceed from here.

In a session with the media, team president Lawrence Frank addressed their feelings towards Westbrook.

“Yeah, we want to bring Russell back,” Frank said.

“I give him a ton of credit and I think it’s a great example of when you have a trust in your partnership. T-Lue, PG, and Kawhi advocated strongly for Russ. We sat down, we discussed it, we sat down with Russ, Ty Lue, and myself. And we’ve feel really, really good for what Russ able to do and you guys get to see what he brings on the floor.”

Specifiaclly, Frank really appreciated the intensity and emotion Westbrook constantly brought to the table.

“He brings a great energy and spirit every single day to the team around the building,” Frank continued.

“And it’s good because it filled something that we needed and love when guys get second chances and just knock out of the park. And we’ve had now we’ve been very fortunate. If you think you go back to when we brought Reggie here, Nico and now Russ it, it’s great to see talented people who have a track record of high-quality play.”

The Clippers were a mess for large swaths of the season. Infighting and drama played at least some role in them not being able to advance past the first round.

That said, it would be interesting to see what Westbrook could accomplish next to a healthy Leonard and George.

Will Westbrook get the opportunity to show that in 2023-24? Time will tell.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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