The concerns about Russell Westbrook’s willingness to do whatever’s necessary for the LA Clippers dissipated in the days after his arrival. Now, two weeks into his tenure as a Clipper, Tyronn Lue says Westbrook has completely bought into what the team is doing.
Russell Westbrook didn’t close the Clippers’ last game against the Toronto Raptors, a 108-100 victory. Terance Mann played the entire fourth quarter and the final 16 minutes of the game, using his versatility alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Despite not seeing a second of action in the final quarter-and-a-half, Lue says Westbrook has completely bought into the Clippers goals and plans for him.
“It’s a 100 percent buy-in and he’s been great,” Tyronn Lue said of Russell Westbrook. “Even last game when he didn’t go back in just talking to T-Mann, talking to the guys, staying engaged, cheering for his teammates and it was huge. And so what he’s brought to our team has been great just far as we’ve been asking to do a lot of different things and trying to learn on the fly, not a lot of time to really have time to really practice it and go over it. So he’s been doing a lot of things on the fly, but he’s been great.”