It looks like Russell Westbrook will be one and done with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Westbrook could be on the move from the Los Angeles Lakers in the upcoming offseason, and the Charlotte Hornets are reportedly a potential destination. NBA insider Marc Stein reported Thursday the Hornets are a “team to watch” as a trade partner for the Lakers.
Westbrook has a player option on his contract for 2022-23 that would pay him more than $47 million next season.
All season long, Westbrook became an awkward fit alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. His lack of outside shooting did not help matters as he struggled with a 29.8 percent clip from three-point range.
His 18.5 points per game is also his lowest mark since his second season in the league in 2009-10.
The 33-year-old is one of the best players of his generation and has a resume to prove it that includes a league MVP award, nine All-NBA honors, two scoring titles, three assist titles, nine All-Star selections and a spot on the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team.
A change of scenery is very much needed.