Russell Westbrook’s time with the Los Angeles Lakers has not been incredibly productive and it appears it may only last one season.
According to WSJ, the Lakers guard has listed his Los Angeles home for $29.995 million. It was a property he bought for $19.75 million in 2018.
The roughly 13,500-square-foot house includes six bedrooms, a bar, wine room, gym and movie theater.
Westbrook could be traded and bought out, especially with $47 million left on his deal. While speaking to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, reporter Ramone Shelburne revealed that Westbrook has no interest in a buyout.
“Russell Westbrook is not a buyout guy. You have to agree to a buyout, and that’s not how he is wired. This is a guy who is very proud, and when you accept a buyout at least once in your career, like Kemba Walker did within that situation you’re seen differently throughout the rest of your career. Once a buyout guy, always a buyout guy. Russ is Russ because of his swagger and the way he bleeds with it, the way he plays with it. You can’t retreat from that. You can’t let go of that because that’s what made Russ, Russ — it’s his swagger. If he accepts that, then he’s no longer Russell Westbrook.”
Westbrook is set to pocket $47.1 million next season and no team seems willing to take on that type of money. This makes things even more difficult for the Lakers in terms of trying to trade Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook was never a good fit with the team as he is too ball-dominant and not reliable enough from three to fit alongside LeBron James.
In all likelihood, Los Angeles will have to make another attempt to assimilate Westbrook into the team.