Russell Westbrook breaks his silence after getting traded from Wizards to Lakers - Lakers Daily

Russell Westbrook breaks his silence after getting traded from Wizards to Lakers

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On Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers acquired superstar Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards.

The Lakers newcomer broke his silence on getting traded by issuing the the Wizards a heartfelt message.

 

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Westbrook, 32, is one of the best guards in the league.

The Lakers parted with forward Kyle Kuzma, sharpshooter Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, big man Montrezl Harrell and the No. 22 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft for Westbrook and two future second-round picks.

Of course, Westbrook is worth the haul. The 2017 MVP collected a ridiculous 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists per game last season for the Wizards.

As a matter of fact, last season wasn’t the first time Westbrook averaged a triple-double. He’s done it numerous times during his career.

The Wizards lost in the first round of the 2021 playoffs to the Philadelphia 76ers.