Before leaving the Lakers, Westbrook made a big decision
Announced on the departure of the Los Angeles Lakers since the beginning of the summer, Russell Westbrook is still in California at present. His new coach, Darvin Ham, repeats his confidence in him but that does not allay the rumours. While waiting to learn more, the 2016 MVP has decided to change agents, a decision that could affect his future.
Since his departure fromOklahoma, Russell Westbrook had a turbulent career. In the hard to Houstonback to its best level among the Wizards before a more than difficult last season with the Lakers. At 33, Westbrook feels that he is coming to a turning point in his career. Considering the year he has just passed, the 2016 MVP knows that his near future can be decisive, even if for the moment, it is not yet fixed.
Difficult relationship with Frank Vogel
This season, one of the reasons for the failure Westbrookis its relationship with Frank Vogelthe former coach of Los Angeles Lakers. ” To be honest, I find it unfortunate because I’ve never had a problem with my coaches before. No coach, no player, no manager… I don’t know what his problem with me was or I don’t know why… I can’t really give you an answer that we really never connected. As soon as I got here, I haven’t had the chance to do what I’m capable of doing for a team and a franchise. », regretted Russell Westbrook recently. Fortunately for the Lakers point guard, the Californian franchise has changed its face.
“I’m very excited about the idea of coaching Russ”
Next season is Darvin Ham who will lead the Lakers. A significant change for Russell Westbrook since his new coach has already repeated his confidence in him several times. ” I’m very excited about the idea of coaching Russ. They try to blame everything on him, and that’s one of the things I’m most excited about in this job. He and I have had a very good relationship since I accepted this position. “, threw Darvin Ham. Enough to seal its future Lakers ? Not so sure…
Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook has signed with agent Jeff Schwartz of @ExcelSports for his representation, Westbrook told ESPN on Monday afternoon.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 1, 2022
Westbrook has changed agents
Despite the words of Darvin Ham, Russell Westbrook is far from assured of remaining at the Lakers. LeBron James still hopes to see Kyrie Irving join him, an arrival which will immediately record the departure of Russell Westbrook. In the meantime, the former player of Wizards made a big decision that could have an influence: he changed his agent. After 14 years working with Thad Foucher, Westbrook turned the page. “ The best option for Westbrook is to stay with the Lakers, take advantage of that starting role and the support that Darvin Ham has publicly expressed. “, moreover confided his former representative, who refused a trade of Westbrookin comments relayed by USA Basketball. For the rest of his career, Russell Westbrook trusted in Jeff Schwartzthe agent of Nicholas jokic notably. It remains to be seen whether this would have an impact on his future…