It was hard to imagine Russell Westbrook being a Laker for the 2022-23 season, but that’s where the team stands despite Murphy’s Law taking over in the SoCal native’s first year in Los Angeles.
It was apparent things were going awry very early in 2021-22, and the rest of the season played out with frustrations piling up and boiling over in Westbrook’s exit interview. That led to an offseason with Westbrook consistently in trade rumors, and it seemed more a matter of when and where he would be traded, not if.
But as the sour feelings of the season slipped more into the distant past, the possibility of Russ coming back turned into a certainty. If the Lakers were trying to play nice as a bargaining strategy, it didn’t work.
Nevertheless, rumors of Westbrook’s eventual departure continue to surface. Whether that would be to San Antonio, Indiana, Charlotte or anywhere else will remain to be seen in the coming months. The continued chatter isn’t an ideal situation for anyone, least of all Darvin Ham, who has been dealt a particularly challenging had in his first year as an NBA head coach.
With all of that being said, here we will provide you with a central hub to stay up to date on all the latest rumors and reports about Russell Westbrook’s future. Whether it ranges from trade rumors to discussions on whether the team will keep him or potentially ways the team might part ways, anything regarding Russ’ future can be found here in this constantly-updating stream.
So, be sure to bookmark this page and/or check back daily to see the latest updates.