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Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
Position: G
Born: 11/12/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $44,211,146
NBA superstar Anthony Davis tied the knot with his longtime partner, Marlen P, and celebrities from across the entertainment spectrum came out to celebrate the event. Among the invited guests were Davis’ Lakers teammates LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari and multiple Grammy award winning singer Adele.
Despite the on-paper match, ESPN’s NBA insider Zach Lowe took to his podcast to say there’s a slim chance of that actually happening due to the Clippers’ lack of interest in Russell Westbrook when he was available: “The Clippers were never interested in Russell Westbrook. They were a rumored Russell Westbrook trade in a few places whenever that happened. They were never interested. That was never a real thing. I think they value their optionality too much.” Lowe ultimately concluded, “I just don’t see it,” because, like Westbrook, Wall is over 30 and has a massive contract — $44 million due this season and a player option the following season for over $47 million.
The Los Angeles Clippers were casually linked to a Russell Westbrook trade in the past before he was eventually traded to the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers in each of the past two offseason. The interest in Westbrook has led some to speculate that they could trade for John Wall, who the Houston Rockets are attempting to move. “The Clippers were never interested in Russell Westbrook,” said Zach Lowe on his podcast. “They were a rumored Russell Westbrook trade in a few places whenever that happened. They were never interested. That was never a real thing. I think they value their optionality too much.”
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For instance, before Russell Westbrook was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, users on fanspo.com had generated over 1,300 trades involving Westbrook in 2021. Of those more than 1,300 trades, only seven percent had Westbrook landing on the Lakers. Similarly, Kemba Walker was involved in more than 4,700 trades since the beginning of the year. Of those trades, less than four percent had Walker headed to the Oklahoma City Thunder (his eventual trade destination before being bought out and signing with the New York Knicks).

Carmelo Anthony: Winning the championship is the only one thing right now for me

Carmelo Anthony enters his 19th NBA season, however, still lacking a championship ring. So with the 37-year-old Anthony entering his first season with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook on the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony sounded more interested in collecting his first Larry O’Brien trophy than adding extra polish to his Hall-of-Fame resume. “I reached a lot of the individual goals, but there’s only one thing right now for me,” Anthony told USA TODAY Sports. “That’s the only thing I have to think about it, could think about and should think about. Everything else should be irrelevant.”