The Los Angeles Clippers just got the point guard they had been craving this season.
Russell Westbrook will officially stay in L.A., just on the other side of the aisle.
Westbrook will take over Tyronn Lue’s offense, rejoining Paul George and teaming up with Kawhi Leonard for the first time in his career.
Needless to say, he’d be a major upgrade over Reggie Jackson, this version of John Wall, or even Terance Mann — who also got to run some point for the Clippers.
Moreover, Westbrook looks thrilled to play for a contender and help the Clippers make some noise out of the Western Conference, so he addressed the fans and claimed to be looking forward to suiting up already.
Russ is officially a Clipper 🌟
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 23, 2023
The Clippers are one of the biggest dark horses out of the West, and they just got a lot better.
However, as per usual, the biggest question is whether they’ll be healthy enough to be on the floor, as Kawhi Leonard continues to sit out half of the games, and Paul George has also struggled with some ailments over the past couple of seasons.
When healthy, the Clippers have one of the deepest rosters in the game, not to mention an elite coach.
Now, they added the only point guard who can get a triple-double night in and night out, and a never-ending source of energy who’ll look to push the pace up on every single play.
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