When Russell Westbrook was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers last summer, he probably thought he was going to his hometown to compete for an NBA championship.
Instead, the Lakers didn’t even reach the play-in tournament, and Westbrook was made into the scapegoat.
He had a hard time fitting in around LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and now just about all Lakers fans want him off the team, one way or another.
But Victor Oladipo, Westbrook’s former teammate on the Oklahoma City Thunder, thinks the 2017 league MVP is about to launch a revenge tour on the rest of the league.
Via Lakers Daily:
“Now, one of Westbrook’s former teammates, Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo, has made it clear that he believes the former MVP is on a revenge tour.
“‘Right now, we on the same wavelength,’ he said after talking about his own revenge tour. ‘When I say that, you said it best. You have to sit down and talk to him to understand where he’s at, but he’s there.'”
Westbrook clearly still has game, even though it appears his athleticism is starting to wane, but he will need to make adjustments for the Lakers to be successful if he’s still with them when the new season starts.
Head coach Darvin Ham wants him to be active without the ball on offense, hit corner 3-pointers and display a newfound commitment to the defensive end.