December 9, 2022


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NBA: Lakers waiting on Russell Westbrook’s option decision

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Russell Westbrook # of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts against the Dallas Mavericks in the next 50 percent at American Airways Center on December 15, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Photographs/AFP

Lakers stage guard Russell Westbrook has two much more days to choose no matter if to remain in Los Angeles for a next year.

Westbrook is reportedly “undecided” as to whether or not to physical exercise his $47 million participant possibility for 2022-23.

Standard supervisor Rob Pelinka underlined that the Lakers’ place has not modified since using the services of Darvin Ham as head mentor: Westbrook is welcomed again.

“He has extra times to determine all that out with his family,” Pelinka said. “But if he will come again, he will be embraced here with open up arms and want to put a route in front of him to have a prosperous period.”

Westbrook did not mesh nicely with fired mentor Frank Vogel and turned a goal of the L.A. enthusiast foundation as injuries pulled aside the veteran-laden roster. The Lakers missed the playoffs and LeBron James and Anthony Davis played just 21 online games with each other.

Rumors percolated past 7 days that James and Kyrie Irving, teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ championship group, could reunite. But any ideas about that pairing would be moot with Westbrook’s wage on the guides, barring a sign-and-trade offer with the Nets.

The Lakers have only the mid-stage exception worth $6 million offered as of Monday.

Pelinka indicated Westbrook and Ham have kept in get in touch with and discussions about his job with the staff have centered on Westbrook staying eager to target on defense and engage in off the ball more routinely.

A 9-time All-Star and two-time scoring winner, Westbrook’s typical of 18.5 details per match final season was his lowest given that the 2009-10 time.

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