Meanwhile, there were others who thought it was a bone-headed choice that would end in disappointment.
Well, we now know who was right.
The Lakers are officially eliminated from the playoffs before they even begin and one of their worst seasons is over.
It might be the last time you see all these guys playing together on the same court.
Asked by @mcten if he wants an opportunity to come back next season and compete with LeBron and AD, Russell Westbrook says, “That’s the plan.”
— Bill Oram (@billoram) April 6, 2022
On Tuesday night, Westbrook was asked if he wanted the chance to come back next season and play with James and Davis again.
His answer was curt, saying: “That’s the plan.”
It definitely feels like Westbrook has his eyes on the exit.
Westbrook has gotten nothing but negative press since joining the Lakers.
However, his game isn’t as bad as some people say.
His average for the season is 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game.
Those aren’t awful totals but it doesn’t mean Westbrook isn’t underperforming.
He never really fit with this Lakers lineup and he certainly did not play up to his potential.
This was considered an experiment and it’s obvious that it failed.
The latest rumors say that both sides of the equation are ready to end things.
Yes, the Lakers’ front office and Westbrook himself don’t want to continue this into next season.
However, getting rid of Westbrook is easier said than done and the Lakers will have to work hard to alleviate his contract from their books.
The more you think about it, the more you realize what Westbrook’s real plan is.