The Los Angeles Clippers provided Russell Westbrook with a chance to reclaim his career in the NBA.
Following a short yet disappointing stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, not many expected Westbrook to play for another team.
But the Clippers supported Westbrook during the lowest moment of his career.
Westbrook recently shared his views on his experience of playing for the Clippers via Joey Linn on Twitter.
“I was welcomed with open arms, which I’m so appreciative of,” Westbrook said.
Russell Westbrook on the Clippers:
“I was welcomed with open arms, which I’m so appreciative of… It almost felt like a fresh start. Knowing I’m that I’m here, I’m in a place that I’m wanted. I’m at home, amazing fanbase…”
— Joey Linn (@joeylinn_) September 21, 2023
Westbrook shared his appreciation for the Clippers after they gave him an opportunity to play for them last season.
He believes it was a fresh start and it was needed to clear his mind.
The Clippers understood that, and their investment in him has paid off.
Westbrook also applauded the excellent environment and the amazing fanbase of the franchise.
Russ featured in 21 games for the Clippers last season, averaging 15.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per game.
The 34-year-old’s contributions played a major role in the team’s second-half push to clinch a playoff berth in the 2022-23 season.
While Westbrook did help the Clippers reach the playoffs, the team’s journey was finished in five games against the Phoenix Suns in the first round.
Westbrook left a great impression on the team and it was proven when the Clippers re-signed him to a two-year, $7.8 million deal this offseason.
Many believe that Russ is underpaid by the Clippers, and he deserves a much better contract from the team.
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