Russell Westbrook on this season: “It began off tough”

Final summer time there have been rumors that the Lakers need to commerce Russell Westbrook, however no deal was made and the purpose guard began the season with the Purple and Gold.

Only a few video games into the season the previous league MVP was demoted to a bench position as Los Angeles struggled as a staff.

The Lakers lastly traded Westbrook to the Jazz in February. He agreed to a buyout with Utah and signed a take care of the Clippers.

His new staff made it to the playoffs, however was eradicated within the first spherical by the Suns. After Sport 5 Russ regarded again on the season.

“It began off tough, truthfully,” Westbrook mentioned. “I’m so grateful and blessed to finish up in a state of affairs the place I’m simply allowed to be myself and be capable of be introduced in with open arms, allowed me to exit and play and compete.

“I’m tremendous grateful only for that. I’m blissful and blessed to have the ability to end one other season. Not the consequence that myself or no person wished, however only for me personally it’s been a curler coaster mentally, emotionally for me and never simply me however my household, for my shut ones, even for my children.

“It’s a variety of feelings for me truthfully. So I’m simply grateful to have the ability to sitting right here and having the ability to end the season. I thank God only for permitting me to take action.”