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Westbrook’s Former teammates’ confession admits causing him trouble

October 24, 2022

After the Clippers beat the Lakers 103-97 in their last match, George appeared to suggest that the Lakers were not using Westbrook properly.

“Frankly, this team wasn’t right for him, the roster they had,” Westbrook told the source.

“It has to work both ways. It can easily be a 30-10-10 guy when he has the keys to the team. You can’t forget that.”

In their last match, Westbrook struggled against the Clippers, with the point guard going 0-for-11 from the field and 0-for-6 from 3-point range. He recorded two points, which came from the free-throw line.

Meanwhile, Paul continues to defend Westbrook, whose shooting problems have been under scrutiny. The All-Star guard has been traded rumors since the summer after his worst offense last season.

“I’ve always been a big supporter of Russell. I’m not going to spoil our good times in Oklahoma,” George said of the two years he played together in Oklahoma City from 2017 to 2019.

“He’s been important to my career. Honestly, I don’t get the shadows, hatred, or anything thrown at him. He’s one of the great players in the game. It is difficult when you have the pressure they put on him here.

“I want him to keep having that joy. Keeping that excitement and fun that’s what sets him apart. He does it every night. I hate seeing it look Not for him. But hopefully, it ends up in his favor.”

Paul’s comments came after he shared public support for Westbrook in a tweet that read: “Stay sane, Brody! You are one of the best, and its stamp isn’t enough!!”

When asked to evaluate his performance after their last game, Westbrook said, “solid.”

“Played hard,” he said. “That’s all you can ask. On to the next one.”

Lakers center Anthony Davis and head coach Darvin Ham said the Lakers should keep shooting, even if they don’t.

“Don’t let the miss take away your confidence,” said Davis, who went 2-for-4 from 3-point range compared with their other starters, who were 5-for-29.

“Keep shooting, have confidence in your shots. They’re going to go down. There’s no more you can do but keep shooting.

Last’s game marked the Lakers’ second straight loss since the start of the season. They shot 10 of 40 from 3-point range in Wednesday’s opener, with Westbrook and Davis shooting 1 or 6 from the field.

LeBron James announced that the Lakers realized they were “not a team made of great shots.”

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