Russell Westbrook hasn’t actual been bought out by the Utah Jazz yet, but he is already being recruited by another star.
It has been reported that when he is bought out, Westbrook is looking to join the Chicago Bulls.
Paul George seems to be hoping that won’t actually be the case.
After a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks last night, George spoke to the media and revealed his hope that the Los Angeles Clippers will land his former teammate.
“If there is somebody out there — Russell [Westbrook] — if it makes sense and it goes with our team, we’re all for it… Hopefully Russell sees this and we figure something out.”
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I mean if there’s, you know, somebody out there — Russell. If it makes sense and obviously it goes with our team, we’re all for it. You know, we need a point guard. But you know, [at] the same [time], I think we’re good as well. If nothing happened, we got enough in this locker room to be able to make it work.
But it would definitely improve our team if we had that traditional point guard to kind of get us in things and make the game easy. So hopefully Russell sees this and we figure something out.
George and Westbrook previously played together for two seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder They made the playoffs in both of those seasons, but were unable to make it out of the first round in either year.
A move to the Los Angeles Clippers would make more sense for Westbrook than joining the Bulls. The Clippers are currently in 6th in the Western Conference and look like a team that can at least compete with the top teams in the conference.
The Bulls are under .500 and in 9th in the East. Many fans expected them to be sellers at the trade deadline.
Westbrook would be a strong addition for the Clippers. His shooting issues wouldn’t be much of a problem for a team that has plenty of guys that can consistently knock down 3s and his ability to distribute the ball would be a welcome improvement for the Clippers.
Russell Westbrook’s time in LA hasn’t been great over the last year and a half, but maybe he just needs to move to the city’s other team to turn things around.