Russell Westbrook Discussion: Welcome Home!

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  1. LaVarBallsDad

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    It isn't official which is why I included the question marks in the title, but it looks close to a done deal.

    Moderators, if you choose to delete this thread, I get it.

    I just wanted to be the first to officially welcome Westbrook.

    :Magic Brows:
     

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    I’m beyond thrilled!
     
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    I'm very curious to see how this experiment would pan out. Will be interesting in any case.
     
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    There is a path to make this work, so while this is really intriguing and exciting, I'm more interested in the follow up moves.
     
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    the 22 was for washington optics, i'm guessing. oh well.

    i like westbrook and will find rooting for him easy.
     
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    Cool. We got two second rounders.

    Let's see how we build this out.
     
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    Westbrook has that Kobe mentality that will make LeBron loss all his hair:Laugh:
     
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    Barnstable Supreme Fuzzler of Lakersball.com Staff Member

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    I’m absolutely thrilled. We wanted a 3rd star to take the scoring load off of Ledron and AD and boy did we get it.

    Our offense is going to be stellar if we can just get some 3pt shooters.

    I want to know how this effects resigning Caruso and THT though
     
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    Kobe is still guiding Rob. Kobe said Russ posseses Mamba Mentality. That he was the reminded him of himself with Russ' killer instinct.

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    Here's his IG post from when Kobe passed


    He might not be a perfect fit, but when you can land a hall of famer who wants to be here and has the passion and fire of a Westbrook, I feel that's an opportunity you cannot pass on.... even if he never made a 3 his entire time here.


    Just wait to see this crew get out on the break
     
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    Haha, LA and Washington really giving the sports media a lot of material today. Scherzer and Trea Turner heading to the Dodgers for prospects..
     
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    I'm kind of stunned to be honest. My immediate thought is that we have that 3rd star, but we have a gaping hole in terms of shooting. If we somehow can get Carmelo to sign for the minimum and re-sign Wes (I know he didn't shoot well last season, but it could have been a fluke) I'll feel better.
     
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    A guy that plays that hard is easy to root for. What draft pick???...lol
     
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    :Kobepuking::Kobepuking::Kobepuking::Kobepuking::Kobepuking:

    I don't like this at all. This doesn't address the needs on our roster. $44 million a year.
    Ugh.
     
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    I’m not quite sure how this trade will work out, but I give our front office props for not just standing pat and swinging for the fences. They could’ve very easily just had the mentality they were gonna stand pat and hope AD’s return would result in another championship run.

    Westbrook is still a top 10 player and now our trio is just as good as the one in Brooklyn if not better.
     
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    I feel like Melo is almost a lock, and I think he gives us better production than Kuzma did in that role (even if Kuz is a better defender at this point, he was still inconsistent and we really needed him to be a more consistent shooter IMO).

    So yeah, this move is definitely a gamble, and it’s contingent on what follow-up moves we make. But I trust that we’ll have enough of those follow-up moves lined up to replace whatever depth we lost.

    Having another elite playmaker to spell Lebron is going to be huge.
     
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    In previous years I have never wanted Westbrook on the team. For whatever reason this time I like it. Can't wait to get this show started. I think at times our team lacked energy and drive. Westbrook is energy.
     
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