Moved by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Utah Jazz a few days ago, Russell Westbrook negotiated the termination of his contract with the Salt Lake City franchise to commit to the… Clippers.
A few days after leaving the Los Angeles Lakers in the gong during the commercial term, Russell Westbrook will find the City of Angels. But in another jersey. Traded to the Utah Jazz on Feb. 9, the 2017 MVP negotiated a termination of his contract with the Salt Lake City franchise to join the Los Angeles Clippers, reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.
The 34-year-old point guard will find a financial deal with the Jazz around the final year of his contract ($47 million) and freely commit to the Clippers, where he will form a trio of stars alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
The Clippers are aiming for the title
second ESPN, Westbrook has talked with the Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards and Miami Heat over the past few days. But the feeling of being able to play for the title with the Clippers finally convinced him to choose the project of the Angels.
Currently fourth in the Western Conference, the Clippers have made significant changes to their workforce in the commercial term. Bones Hyland, Eric Gordon and Mason Plumlee have thus strengthened the Los Angeles franchise with the aim of taking a step forward and clearly playing in the ring next June.
Arriving at the Lakers at the beginning of the 2020-2021 season, Westbrook will never be able to meet all expectations alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. This season, he is averaging 15.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game.