Russell Westbrook III
G - LAL
After it was initially tweeted hours ago, Russell Westbrook is now officially on his way to the Lakers in part of a huge blockbuster trade.
Westbrook is obviously a huge fantasy talent and while his points may very well take a back seat in LA, his assists and efficiency numbers should rise surrounded by so much talent.
According to sources, the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in trade talks that could send Russell Westbrook to LA in exchange for Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavius Caldwell-Pope and possibly the 22nd overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.
Check back shortly for the fantasy impact.
Russell Westbrook scored 19 points (3-19 Fg, 13-16 Ft) 21 rebounds, 14 assists, and two steals in 42 minutes of play in the Wizards 122-114 Game 4 win over the Sixers on Monday night in D.C.
Westbrook and the Wizards came away with the win but the veteran point-guard was atrocious from the field on Monday night shooting 15% from the floor. There's no mistaking the fact that Westbrook and his teammates benefitted from the loss of Joel Embiid from the Sixers lineup otherwise the talk today might be about how Westbrook struggled yet again in a playoff series. Game 5 will take place on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
Russell Westbrook scored 26 points (9-18 Fg, 5-5 Ft, 3-6 3Pt) 12 rebounds, and 10 assists across 34 minutes in the Wizards 132-103 Game 3 loss to the Sixers on Saturday night in D.C.
Westbrook and Beal just can't get on the same page so far in the first three games. When Beal plays great Westbrook doesn't and vice-versa. On Saturday, Westbrook had his best game of the series connecting on 50% of his shot attempts from the field, and from three-point range. Game 4 is on Monday night in D.C.
Scott Brooks said that Russell Westbrook missed practice on Friday.
Westbrook injured his right ankle when he stepped on 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz's foot in the fourth quarter of game two. It would likely take a lot for Westbrook not to play, but this is a situation to monitor nonetheless. Brooks did not reveal his status for game three on Saturday.