The Russell Westbrook drama continues.
Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook has had some struggles ever since joining the Los Angeles Lakers. The team hasn’t been very good since he arrived, and even in the preseason under a new head coach, he has continued his struggles. Lakers new head coach Darvin Ham is already changing the lineup, and now, Russ will be coming off the bench for the foreseeable future. In a new report from Jovan Buha of The Athletic, Ham spoke at length about Russ and how he has been handling his new role.
Most fans would assume that Russ is miserable about his new role coming off the bench, although that isn’t actually the case. Ham revealed that Russ is taking this all in stride and that he is prepared to do whatever he needs in order for the Lakers to have success.
“It’s something we’ve touched on, you know, during the summer here and there. And you know, [Westbrook] has been a pro, man, Russ is one of the most beautiful human beings I’ve ever come across in this business, on and off the floor. He totally understood, totally looked me in my eye and told me, said, ‘Yeah, coach, whatever you need me to do.’”
Regardless of the new role, Russ’ role on the Lakers is still very much in flux. Only time will tell whether or not he can turn it around and turn this team into a contender.
If not expect a whole new round of trade rumors.
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