After a mostly disappointing stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, veteran point guard Russell Westbrook will try his luck with the Lakers’ rivals.
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Westbrook is planning to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Jeff Schwartz, Westbrook’s agent, told ESPN the news.
The Lakers traded Westbrook to the Utah Jazz in a three-team trade that also involved the Minnesota Timberwolves ahead of the deadline. As part of the trade, the Lakers received standout guard D’Angelo Russell.
Utah and Westbrook ultimately agreed to a buyout, making the 2017 league MVP a free agent.
Westbrook joins a championship-hopeful Clippers team led by fellow future Hall of Famers Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Needless to say, social media had some great reactions to the Westbrook-Clippers news.
The 34-year-old Westbrook averaged 15.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game with the Lakers before he was traded to Utah. In his first season with the Lakers, Westbrook averaged 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game.
The Clippers are currently fourth in the Western Conference with a record of 33-28. They’re just one game behind the Sacramento Kings for the No. 3 seed, but also only half a game up on the fifth-seeded Phoenix Suns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.