Russell Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • Draymond Green suspended after 16th technical for throwing ball at Russell Westbrook’s head

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has confirmed that it will suspend Warriors defensive anchor Draymond Green for Golden State’s next game after he incurred his 16th technical of the season in a loss against the Clippers on Wednesday, per a league press statement. Golden State’s..." March 17

  • Russell Westbrook 100% bought in to Clippers, says Tyronn Lue

    Clutch Points "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..." March 10

  • How Russell Westbrook inadvertently allowed the Clippers to rediscover their defense by going small

    CBS Sports "There is no shortage of candidates for the worst loss of the Kawhi Leonard-Paul George era in Clippers history. This team blew a 3-1 lead in the bubble. It suffered a 51-point home loss to the Dallas Mavericks months later, proceeded to lose three straight home playoff games..." March 09

  • Viral video shows Russell Westbrook having Kings fans ejected from game

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook may be on a new team, but he is still feuding with opposing fans. Video went viral this week of the LA Clippers guard Westbrook having a couple of Sacramento Kings fans ejected from a game. The Clippers faced the Kings in Sacramento on Friday.  " March 07

  • Paul George Explains Why He And Kawhi Leonard Wanted Russell Westbrook To Join Clippers

    Fadeaway World "Paul George was candid when he spoke about him and Kawhi Leonard wanting Russell Westbrook on the LA Clippers. Speaking on Podcast P with Paul George, the Clippers star said he and Leonard loved getting Westbrook on board. "We traded our two point guards (John and Reggie) so we..." March 06

  • Russell Westbrook still wants to win Sixth Man of the Year despite becoming a Clippers starter

    CBS Sports "Russell Westbrook's willingness to come off of the bench was one of the hottest topics of the 2022 NBA offseason. He bristled at being benched for crunch time last season, gave one of the most bizarre end-of-season press conferences you'll ever see, and started the first..." March 03

  • Draymond Green, Steve Kerr explain Dubs' unique strategy to defend Russell Westbrook

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Not only are the third-quarter Warriors back with their 115-91 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday at Chase Center, but Golden State also unveiled a new strategy to defend Russell Westbrook: Leave him as open as possible. Speaking with reporters after the..." March 03

  • Austin Rivers Vocally Defends Russell Westbrook And Throws Shade At The Los Angeles Lakers

    Fadeaway World "Russell Westbrook's time with the Los Angeles Lakers is something both he and the franchise will want to forget in a hurry. His play declined a lot and he was blamed for many of the team's failures, sometimes unfairly.  And now Russell Westbrook's former..." March 02

  • Has Russell Westbrook Finally Found a Home with LA Clippers?

    Bleacher Report "Russell Westbrook has been a Los Angeles Clipper for less than a week, and if we count the Utah Jazz, this is his sixth team in five seasons. After Friday's 176-175 loss to the Sacramento Kings (the second-highest-scoring game in league history), he's only made one..." February 26

  • Buyout bets: Can Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, and Patrick Beverley help their new teams?

    The Score "Every year after the trade deadline, a slew of former NBA All-Stars and aging veterans find new homes via the buyout market. But despite the name recognition, the players involved rarely provide their new teams with a significant boost. There are still plenty of recognizable..." February 24

  • Clippers 'Initially' Against Russell Westbrook; Paul George Pushed for Contract

    Bleacher Report "Paul George played a somewhat significant role in bringing Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Clippers, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported on his Hoop Collective podcast that George "drove this decision" because the team was..." February 24

  • Scoot Henderson Has 'Better Shot Right Now' Than Russell Westbrook, NBA Exec Says

    Bleacher Report "Scoot Henderson is widely expected to be the No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft, behind Victor Wembanyama. And while Henderson is often compared to veteran Russell Westbrook, one NBA executive recently told HoopsHype that the G League Ignite guard has a "better..." February 23

  • Anthony Davis drops comical Russell Westbrook take on landing with Clippers

    Clutch Points "There has been a lot of talk surrounding Russell Westbrook’s blockbuster move to the Los Angeles Clippers. The former league MVP did not really work alongside LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers, and Russ gets a clean slate now that he’s..." February 22

  • Why the Clippers are adding Russell Westbrook

    ESPN "A day after trading for combo guards Eric Gordon and Bones Hyland rather than adding a true point guard ahead of the NBA trade deadline Feb. 9, LA Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank described the kind of point guard the team wanted to..." February 21

  • Russell Westbrook Really Didn't Want to Join the Clippers in 2021

    The Big Lead "On Monday, Russell Westbrook's agent confirmed the nine-time All-Star and former NBA MVP would be signing with the Los Angeles Clippers for the remainder of the season. It's an odd choice for Westbrook, considering how adamant he was about not going to the..." February 20

  • Russell Westbrook to sign with Clippers after finalizing buyout with Jazz

    The Score "Russell Westbrook plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers after finalizing a buyout with the Utah Jazz, his agent told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Clippers reportedly became increasingly interested in Westbrook after a series of conversations with the..." February 20

  • Ranking Top Landing Spots If Jazz Buy Out Russell Westbrook

    Bleacher Report "Ever since the Utah Jazz acquired Russell Westbrook ahead of the NBA trade deadline, a buyout and relocation has felt inevitable. On Thursday, a week after the move, we got an influx of information on Westbrook's potential landing spots. "The Los Angeles Clippers..." February 16

  • Clippers begin conversations with Russell Westbrook

    The Athletic "The Los Angeles Clippers have begun conversations with Jazz guard Russell Westbrook, league sources tell The Athletic. Here’s what you need to know: Los Angeles has received permission to speak to Westbrook and talks have started among franchise officials, per..." February 16

  • Heat Can Create A Stacked Starting 5 With Russell Westbrook And Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat can be one of the more stacked teams in the NBA this season by having the perfect blend of youth and experience with a move that adds two seasoned vets to their artillery. To set the context, the Heat was reported to have emerged as one of the suitors for former NBA..." February 16

  • 2 Bulls buyout targets if they miss out on Russell Westbrook

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls are looking to upgrade their roster via the buyout market as they gear up for a playoff push. The Bulls have been linked to floor general Russell Westbrook ever since the Lakers traded him to the Jazz in a three-team deal last week. But..." February 16

  • Lakers' LeBron James 'Salutes' Russell Westbrook and Players Traded at Deadline

    Bleacher Report "After playing in his first game since the trade deadline on Wednesday, LeBron James gave a shoutout to all of the Los Angeles Lakers players who were dealt last week. Speaking to reporters after the Lakers' 120-102 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, James wanted to..." February 16

  • Russell Westbrook Interested In Returning To Wizards?

    Hoops Rumors "After being traded from the Lakers last week, former league MVP Russell Westbrook is currently away from the Jazz as he explores his options on the buyout market. Utah has granted Westbrook permission to speak with teams that might be interested in his services, Adrian..." February 16

  • Jazz Grant Russell Westbrook Permission to Speak with Bulls, Heat, More

    Bleacher Report "The Utah Jazz have granted permission to Russell Westbrook to speak with prospective suitors on the buyout market, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reported Wednesday on SportsCenter that Westbrook and his agent have spoken with officials from the..." February 15

  • Russell Westbrook Buyout Market 'Slow-Moving'; No Traction with Clippers

    Bleacher Report "The potential buyout market for Utah Jazz star Russell Westbrook remains cool, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Charania reported Wednesday on FanDuel TV that "there is not a spot yet for [Westbrook]" and that the situation is "slow-moving."..." February 15

  • Should Bulls add Russell Westbrook from buyout market?

    The Athletic "Russell Westbrook on the Chicago Bulls isn’t the worst idea. The reason is simple: The Bulls are desperate and, after another dormant trade deadline, in need of direction. As a star player potentially on the cusp of becoming available via..." February 14

  • Russell Westbrook expected to join Chicago Bulls before All-Star break

    CBS Sports "When the Lakers sent Russell Westbrook to Utah before the trade deadline, it was never expected that he would stay there. He hasn't officially been bought out by the Jazz yet, but the expectation is that he will be soon, and when that happens, the indication is that he will join the Chicago..." February 12

  • Potential Russell Westbrook Landing Spots

    Bleacher Report "Following his trade to the Utah Jazz, Russell Westbrook isn't going to rush into any decisions about his immediate future, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reported that Jazz officials have told Westbrook and his agent "that they would welcome him..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook weighs options after Jazz trade

    ESPN "After a deadline trade to the Utah Jazz and an initial discussion with the franchise's management, Russell Westbrook expects to take time heading into the All-Star break to decide on his next steps this season, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Jazz CEO..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook 'Open to Being Here' After Trade From Lakers, Jazz GM Says

    Bleacher Report "Utah Jazz guard Russell Westbrook is reportedly open to playing with the team after the Los Angeles Lakers sent him to Salt Lake City in a three-team, eight-player deal also involving the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Jazz CEO of basketball operations Justin Zanik spoke..." February 10

  • Why Heat must sign Russell Westbrook after Jazz buyout

    Clutch Points "The NBA trade deadline had a flurry of big moves, shifting the landscape of the league. However, the Miami Heat were one of the few teams to stand pat, only making a minor move, which was surprising. Miami had been linked to many different names but did not make a..." February 10

  • Paul George Recruiting Russell Westbrook to Clippers if Jazz Buy Out Contract

    Bleacher Report "If the Utah Jazz decide to buy out Russell Westbrook's contract, the former NBA MVP could end up with the Los Angeles Clippers. Per ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Paul George "has already started recruiting" Westbrook to the Clippers. Westbrook..." February 10

  • Russell Westbrook wife reacts to him being called a vampire on ESPN

    Basket News "Nina Westbrook, the wife of Russell Westbrook, reacted to Dave McMenamin's comment about her husband. McMenamin, Ramone Shelburne, Brian Windhorst, and Malika Andrews discussed the Westbrook trade, as McMenamin shared his info about the environment in the Lakers locker..." February 10

  • Three Russell Westbrook Free Agency Destinations

    The Big Lead "To the delight of most local fans and the disappointment of all content creators, Russell Westbrook's disastrous tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers came to an end last night. The former MVP was traded for D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, and Jarred Vanderbilt. The failed..." February 09

  • Russell Westbrook Interested In Clippers, Heat

    Real GM Basketball "Sources tell Law Murray of The Athletic that Westbrook will have interest in joining either the Los Angeles Clippers or Miami Heat once he clears waivers. " February 09

  • Inside the ‘toxic’ end of the Russell Westbrook era

    The Athletic "After a tumultuous 18 months, the Lakers and Russell Westbrook finally moved on from one another. As part of a three-team deal with the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves, the Lakers traded Westbrook, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damian..." February 09

  • Clippers And Bulls Are Interested In Russell Westbrook If He Secures A Buyout

    Fadeaway World "Russell Westbrook may not be the MVP-level player that he once was, but there is no doubt that he can still help a team with his energy, rebounding, playmaking, and slashing. As of right now, Russell Westbrook is averaging 15.9 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 7.5 APG. Recently, we..." February 09

  • Russell Westbrook Trade Should Give LeBron James, Lakers New Postseason Life

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers waited roughly 24 hours to give LeBron James his gift for becoming the NBA’s all-time scoring leader: They parted with both Russell Westbrook and one of their coveted remaining first-round draft picks. Westbrook and..." February 09

  • Russell Westbrook trade might be too late but sets up Lakers for future

    The Athletic "Four of the top seven players in minutes for the 2022 Minnesota Timberwolves will soon play for the Los Angeles Lakers. Can a return to Minneapolis be far behind? A Josh Okogie acquisition? Whither Greg Monroe? Joke aside, the glass-half-full perspective in..." February 09

  • LeBron James' Son Bryce Is Unhappy With The Lakers After Russell Westbrook Got Traded To The Jazz

    Fadeaway World "Playing for the Los Angeles Lakers is a dream come true for most NBA players. After all, who doesn't love being a star for one of the biggest franchises in the league? But wearing the iconic Purple and Gold jersey comes with its own set of cons as well. The 2016-17 NBA..." February 09

  • Lakers Trade Russell Westbrook To Utah, Get Back D'Angelo Russell As Part Of Three-Team Deal With Wolves

    Hoops Rumors "A three-team deal involving the Lakers, Jazz and Timberwolves is in the process of being finalized, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The trade will send Minnesota guard D’Angelo Russell to L.A., along with..." February 08

  • Lakers Talking Russell Westbrook, D'Angelo Russell Trade with T-Wolves, Jazz

    Bleacher Report "Russell Westbrook's time with the Los Angeles Lakers may be coming to an end, and a familiar face may be back on his way to the Purple and Gold. Shams Charania and Tony Jones of The Athletic reported Wednesday that the Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz "are in..." February 08

  • Russell Westbrook, Darvin Ham had heated exchange as trade deadline nears

    The Spun "LeBron James broke the all-time scoring record Tuesday night, but the Los Angeles Lakers still lost the game and apparently had some internal discord during it. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Lakers head coach Darvin Ham and veteran guard Russell Westbrook had a..." February 08

  • NBA Trade Suitors Still Have Big Ask For Russell Westbrook

    NBA Analysis "With only one day until the NBA Trade Deadline, time is ticking for the Los Angeles Lakers to make a move to upgrade their roster. Adding Hui Hachimura was a nice start, but if they are to ascend the standings and become legitimate contenders, more moves need to be..." February 08

  • Jazz, Lakers discuss trade involving Mike Conley, Malik Beasley, Russell Westbrook

    The Score "The Los Angeles Lakers' future first-round picks could yet be moved for the right package. L.A. has held discussions with the Utah Jazz regarding a blockbuster swap that would send guard Mike Conley, swingman Malik Beasley, and potentially other rotation..." February 07

  • Russell Westbrook's Brother Made A Sarcastic Comment About LeBron James

    Fadeaway World "Russell Westbrook is one of the greatest point guards of all time, and a first-ballot Hall of Fame player. However, it is fair to say that his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers has not been the best, as the point guard largely did not live up to the expectations people had for him..." February 06

  • Wild Trade Scenario: Kevin Durant And Ben Simmons To The Lakers, Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook To The Nets

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have missed out on Kyrie Irving, which is unfortunate as they have been looking for an elite player to add next to LeBron James on the roster. With that being said, they could end up taking a different direction in a trade with the Brooklyn..." February 06

  • The Only Trades Left For The Lakers And Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James has to be in his feelings right now, and it seems like he is. The King might have to run it back with the same roster that has kept him under .500 for two seasons now, and that is not good news for the Lakers organization or Lakers fans. James himself seems annoyed that..." February 06

  • Heat won't swap Kyle Lowry for Russell Westbrook

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are still shopping reserve guard Russell Westbrook and his $47 million expiring contract, but it doesn't sound like Miami will be a potential landing spot for the former MVP. According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo, the Heat have "little..." February 04

  • This Jazz-Lakers Trade Sends Russell Westbrook To Utah

    NBA Analysis "It is possible for us all to overthink things once in a while. It is also possible for NBA teams to come to that realization as well. It is not uncommon for a problem to have an obvious solution to it. In any case, we try to find a better one. There is a possibility that in the..." February 03

  • Lakers Talk Russell Westbrook Trade With Jazz

    Hoops Wire "The Lakers have had exploratory trade talks involving guard Russell Westbrook with the Jazz in recent days, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Los Angeles GM Rob Pelinka is exploring the market and looking for more help ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline,..." February 03