Russell Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • 5 Most Realistic Trades: Ben Simmons Joins Kings, Russell Westbrook Lands In New York

    Fadeaway World "The trade deadline is fast approaching with many teams looking to improve their rosters by making some big moves. We often see major trades done right before the deadline passes because franchises want to wait until the right offer presents itself. Of course, as in the case with any other..." January 21

  • One Team Could Be Interested in Trade For Russell Westbrook

    SI "The February NBA trade deadline is quickly approaching, and the Lakers are likely going to be looking for some help. But while fans in Los Angeles are hoping for something wild to happen, many around the league do not expect them to be major players in the market. Given their lack of draft..." January 21

  • LeBron James Was Asked About Russell Westbrook Getting Benched, Frank Vogel Firing Rumors

    Total Pro Sports "Just when you thought things would be getting a little better for the Lakers, they get bad again as he team just can’t seem to get and stay above .500. Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel made a shocking decision last night to bench Russell Westbrook down the stretch of..." January 21

  • LeBron James must fix Russell Westbrook mess with Lakers

    Clutch Points "A lot has been said about the Russell Westbrook situation with the Los Angeles Lakers, particularly with the recent turn of events that saw Russ being benched late in the game against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Anthony Morrow, an ex-teammate of Westbrook..." January 21

  • 1 Major Reason Why The Lakers Are Stuck With Russell Westbrook

    The Cold Wire "There is still time to turn it all around but it’s impossible to deny the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers–Russell Westbrook experiment isn’t working out. Westbrook’s first year with the Lakers has seen him averaging 18.5 points, eight rebounds, and..." January 21

  • Russell Westbrook disappointed with benching, remains undeterred about helping Lakers win in long run

    ESPN "Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook told ESPN that he was disappointed with his fourth-quarter benching in Wednesday's loss to the Indiana Pacers but that he remains undeterred about how to "figure s--- out and do what's best for our team to win in..." January 21

  • Russell Westbrook’s shocking reaction to being benched by Frank Vogel vs. Pacers

    Clutch Points "Russell Westbrook did not speak to the media after he was subbed out for the final three minutes and 52 seconds of the Los Angeles Lakers home loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. However, based on his immediate reaction to Frank Vogel’s bold decision, the..." January 20

  • Blockbuster Three-Team Trade Sees Kings, Lakers, 76ers Swap Superstars

    Fadeaway World "The trade deadline is just around the corner in the NBA world. There's no doubt a lot of teams will be looking to add players or shake up their roster. Multi-team trades are more commonplace in the modern NBA, and it is possible that we see some blockbuster trades ahead or at the..." January 20

  • Charles Barkley rips Lakers for scapegoating Frank Vogel, Russell Westbrook

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley had some words for the Los Angeles Lakers over their handling of Frank Vogel and Russell Westbrook. Barkley was speaking on TNT’s “NBA Tip-Off” program Thursday prior to the Suns-Mavericks game. The TNT analyst called out the Lakers because he feels..." January 20

  • If Russell Westbrook Can't Handle Being Benched, the Lakers Are Screwed

    The Big Lead "The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Indiana Pacers last night, blowing an early lead en route to a 111-104 loss. The end result is certainly not great for LA but it is not as important as what transpired during the contest. With the Lakers down by seven with just under four minutes to..." January 20

  • The benching of Russell Westbrook adds further intrigue to the Lakers’ ongoing Frank Vogel saga

    The Athletic "With roughly 13 seconds remaining in the Lakers’ 111-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, Russell Westbrook and Trevor Ariza sauntered from the Lakers’ bench to the locker room, momentarily stopping to talk to a few..." January 20

  • Russell Westbrook benched late in loss; coach Frank Vogel had green light

    ESPN "Long before Russell Westbrook was benched down the stretch of Wednesday's 111-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel was given assurances that the organization would support him in taking a hard line while coaching the star,..." January 20

  • Could Lakers Package Russell Westbrook for John Wall and Eric Gordon?

    Heavy "Time is running out for the Los Angeles Lakers to make a blockbuster deal ahead of the February 10 NBA trade deadline. One possible trade proposal that has made the rounds is a Russell Westbrook for John Wall swap. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst offered a unique spin on the deal by..." January 19

  • Russell Westbrook's Trade Market Is "Nonexistent"

    Fadeaway World "Even after recording a very good game against the Utah Jazz on Monday night, Russell Westbrook's name is still thrown in trade rumors. The talented point guard hasn't been the best addition to the Lakers, and many fans want him to be out of the squad before the trade deadline..." January 19

  • How The Lakers Would Look Today If They Didn't Trade For Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have been the most-watched team in the NBA over the last 3 seasons, mainly because LeBron James decided to take his talents to Los Angeles. Anywhere The King goes, he brings a massive following to the franchise because he has been the most dominant player of his era...." January 19

  • LeBron James Confronted The Referees After They Didn't Call A Foul Against Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers had a good performance against the Utah Jazz on Monday night. The Lakers put an end to their 3-game losing streak, a game that included a blowout loss to the Denver Nuggets. LeBron James played a big part in the lakers correcting their..." January 19

  • Russell Westbrook Said He Could Beat LeBron James 1-On-1 In 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook has never hidden his confidence, as he shows no fear against any rival or situation. The 2017 NBA MVP has never backed down from a challenge and is always ready to make a case for himself in any hypothetical scenario.  Back in 2019, the then Oklahoma City..." January 18

  • Russell Westbrook reacts to his huge dunk on Rudy Gobert

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook went viral on Monday night for his huge dunk on Rudy Gobert. The veteran guard has been struggling lately, as have his Los Angeles Lakers. So many felt revived and reassured by the huge play. Westbrook though somewhat downplayed his dunk after the game. " January 18

  • Ex-Laker Nick Young offers strange defense of Russell Westbrook

    Yardbarker "Russell Westbrook might be the single most hated man in Los Angeles right now. But Westbrook need not worry because he has one mighty ally in his corner: Swaggy P. Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young took to Instagram over the weekend to react to Lakers fans having made a diss..." January 17

  • Russell Westbrook Averaged 0.8 Turnovers In The Last 5 Games, But Fans Still Call Him Out

    Fadeaway World "Russell Westbrook is going through a tough phase in his career. He has gone from being regarded as one of the best players in the league a few years ago to being on the receiving end of criticism from fans regardless of his performances. In the offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers traded..." January 17

  • Russell Westbrook’s Brother Appeared on Twitter Spaces to Defend Lakers Point Guard Against Critics

    Complex "Los Angeles Lakers fans took to Twitter Saturday night to blast Russell Westbrook after the team’s embarrassing 37-point loss to the Denver Nuggets. Granted, even Westbrook himself is aware of his epic shooting slump...." January 16

  • Russell Westbrook Has 'No Response' to Magic Johnson's Criticism

    Bleacher Report "Russell Westbrook declined to comment on Magic Johnson's critical tweet of the Lakers' effort in Saturday's 133-96 loss to the Denver Nuggets. "I do not have a reaction," Westbrook told reporters. "Everybody is entitled, in this world, to their..." January 16

  • Russell Westbrook gets heated at Aaron Gordon as frustrations boil over

    Clutch Points "It’s been an incredibly frustrating season for Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Lakers. A team billed to be a championship contender has been troubled by injuries and a lack of cohesion. As a result, the Lakers sit at an even .500 record instead of dominating the NBA as they..." January 16

  • Lakers Fan Absolutely Bodies Russell Westbrook on IG With Savage Rap Verse

    Clutch Points "It’s no secret that Russell Westbrook has struggled mightily to live up to expectations with the Los Angeles Lakers this season. LeBron James and Co. are currently stuck at .500 ball and that certainly has to do with the lack of consistency from..." January 15

  • Blazers’ Damian Lillard drops truth bomb on Lakers Russell Westbrook’s trash-talking ways

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook aren’t exactly the best of friends. These two are some of the most intense competitors you can ever come across and they have had their fair share of battles against each other on the basketball court. For his..." January 14

  • Russell Westbrook Doesn't Regret Trade to Lakers

    Bleacher Report "Despite individual and team struggles this season, veteran guard Russell Westbrook has no regrets about getting traded to the Los Angeles Lakers during the offseason. When asked if he had any regrets, Westbrook told Sam Amick of The Athletic: "No. Nah. I mean, not..." January 14

  • Walking with Russell Westbrook: Why the Lakers star isn’t letting his struggles steal his joy

    The Athletic "Hollywood has its history of producing thespians, so maybe Russell Westbrook was merely acting as he took a slow walk down the tunnel of the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento late Wednesday night. The Lakers star had just finished his latest unflattering shift at the..." January 14

  • 3 Trade Packages The Lakers Wouldn't Accept For Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers haven't had the best season this year, and many have viewed making a trade as a potential solution. A lot of people have criticized Russell Westbrook's fit with the team in particular, so that has led a lot of people to believe that a Russell Westbrook trade is..." January 14

  • NBA says Kings can't play 'Cold as Ice' after Russell Westbrook misses

    The Score "Russell Westbrook has had a rough go of late. After averaging just 7.7 points per game on 20% shooting - including 0-of-6 from beyond the 3-point arc - over his last three outings, the Los Angeles Lakers point guard was trolled by a Sacramento Kings franchise..." January 14

  • Why the Lakers have to start reconsidering Russell Westbrook's role if this season is going to be salvaged

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers had a real shot at overcoming a 13-point deficit on the road to defeat the Sacramento Kings Wednesday. They'd managed to trim the lead down to four points with a little more than a minute to go. The game ultimately hinged on a two-possession swing...." January 13

  • Russell Westbrook Has Not Made A Three-Pointer Since December 29th

    Fadeaway World "After another abysmal shooting performance on Wednesday night, Russell  Westbrook found himself at the center of criticism once again. Despite his illustrious resume and talented abilities on the floor, the guy has some serious flaws to his game and it's destroying the Lakers'..." January 13

  • LeBron James Responds To Russell Westbrook's Massive Shooting Slump

    Clutch Points "Russell Westbrook has missed 32 of his last 40 attempts from the field. He missed 14 of his 16 shot attempts in the Los Angeles Lakers 125-116 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday at the Golden 1 Center. Afterward, Westbrook, LeBron James, and Frank Vogel..." January 13

  • Russell Westbrook Rips Kings After Loss

    Heavy "Russell Westbrook’s slump continued on Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers guard didn’t take too kindly to the home team trolling him about it. The arena played a short snippet of Cold As Ice by Foreigner when..." January 13

  • 76ers Have No Interest In Trading Ben Simmons For Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "With Russell Westbrook struggling to adjust to life in Los Angeles, it's only natural for his name to become the subject of countless trade rumors around the association. With many fans and executives calling the Russ experiment a failure, the Purple and Gold are experiencing..." January 12

  • 3 Trade Packages For Lakers To Deal Russell Westbrook

    NBA Analysis "With the way this NBA season has panned out for the Los Angeles Lakers, a lot of people have been searching for answers. They currently sit only one game above .500 and could struggle to avoid the play-in this year. That’s not great for any team led by LeBron James. Many have..." January 12

  • Russell Westbrook Laughs At Reporter After Suggesting He Is A Point Guard For The Lakers

    Lakers Daily "Although Russell Westbrook is listed as the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, he apparently doesn’t feel that he is truly playing the position. When a reporter referred to him as a point guard, Westbrook snickered. The Lakers traded for..." January 11

  • Would You Trade Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook For Karl-Anthony Towns And D'Angelo Russell?

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are currently 21-19, and there's no question that this is a disappointing place to be in the middle of the season. They were expected to be a championship contender, not be close to. 500. Perhaps a blockbuster trade could be a solution. In this article, we..." January 10

  • Rajon Rondo Takes Subtle Shot At Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "Rajon Rondo’s second stint with the Lakers did not last long at all. Rondo was brought back during the offseason after being bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies, who received Rondo in a trade package from the Clippers. Rondo decided to sign once again with the Los Angeles Lakers, in the..." January 10

  • Los Angeles Lakers Have Tried to Trade Russell Westbrook

    Bleacher Report "A blockbuster deal involving Los Angeles Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook is reportedly "extremely unlikely" ahead of the Feb. 10 NBA trade deadline. Sam Amick of The Athletic reported Wednesday the Lakers showed some "covert interest" in moving Westbrook..." January 05

  • What Move Can the Los Angeles Lakers Make to Jumpstart Their Season?

    Complex "If you thought the Lakers would approach the halfway mark of the season hovering around .500, you’re a goddamn liar.  Even those of us who were skeptical this iteration of the purple and gold would live up to the insane expectations placed upon it before the..." January 05

  • Here's the last time Russell Westbrook had a 0 turnover game before last night

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers gave the Sacramento Kings a rude welcome inside Crypto.com Arena Tuesday night. It was the Lakers’ third-straight victory, but the spotlight shone on Russell Westbrook for breaking one unflattering streak. Westbrook was flawless against..." January 05

  • Boston Celtics Potential Trade Destination For Russell Westbrook

    NBA Analysis "The Boston Celtics are going to be an intriguing team to watch as the NBA trade deadline continues to draw closer. There has been speculation that they could look to make a sizable move and Jaylen Brown’s name has been coming up a lot. Even if they don’t move Brown, some are..." January 01

  • A Blockbuster 4-Team Trade Idea: Ben Simmons And Jerami Grant To The Lakers, Russell Westbrook To The Pacers

    Fadeaway World "Multi-team trades have become relatively commonplace in the NBA, with multiple players often moving to new destinations due to those transactions. However, they're not easy to get over the finish line, as a multi-team trade has to give multiple franchises satisfactory returns. In..." December 31

  • 2 Trade Packages For Knicks To Land Russell Westbrook From Lakers

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks have yet to find the same success this NBA season in Year 2 under head coach Tom Thibodeau as they did in Year 1. After earning the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference in the 2021 postseason, the Knicks have a lot of work to do to even qualify for the 2022..." December 30

  • Interesting Trade For The Lakers: Russell Westbrook For Al Horford, Josh Richardson, And Juancho Hernangomez

    Fadeaway World "Despite having one of the best on-paper rosters in the league, the Los Angeles Lakers are struggling to win games quite often this season. In fact, out of their six fixtures, they have managed to win just one game, which was against the tanking Houston Rockets. Many sports pundits..." December 30

  • Lakers fans crush Russell Westbrook after missed layup during loss

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook has been taking heat lately over his lackluster play at a time when the Lakers are struggling. His play on Wednesday night did not help his case. The Lakers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 104-99 on Wednesday, making it six of their last seven games that they Lakers..." December 30

  • Lakers Could Land Kevin Love Because Of Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "Kevin Love has been unhappy in Cleveland for quite a while now. Since LeBron James departed in 2018, the 5-time NBA All-Star has been at the center of rumors linking him with a move away from the franchise.  The Cavaliers have started the current season quite well, but that has..." December 29

  • Russell Westbrook on Criticism amid Struggles: 'I Think I've Been Fine'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook brushed off criticism directed his way this season. "Honestly, I think I've been fine," the nine-time All-Star told reporters Monday. "The conversation has been heavily on how I'm playing and what I'm..." December 27

  • Why it's time for the Lakers to explore a Russell Westbrook for John Wall trade

    CBS Sports "You've probably seen the clip by now. The Los Angeles Lakers, after trailing by as many as 23 points in their Christmas showdown with the depleted Brooklyn Nets, had managed to cut the deficit to only two with just under two minutes remaining. They'd held Brooklyn to just 10..." December 27

  • Draymond Green Blasts Karl Anthony Towns After Russell Westbrook Comments

    SI "Karl Anthony-Towns recently revealed his thoughts about Russell Westbrook on a stream with Adin Ross. When asked about Westbrook, Towns said that "He definitely gets stats. He chases stats. But I think he's a hell of a player. I don't care what anyone says, do you know how hard it..." December 27