Russell Westbrook benched in money-time…

The Los Angeles Lakers are going through a delicate new period. In the hot seat with 4 defeats in the last 5 matches, the coach Frank Vogel no longer has the time to manage the susceptibility of “his executives”. And Russell Westbrook understood it at his expense.

With 14 points and 3 assists, the leader was not in a big night against the Indiana Pacers (104-111). Worse still, the former Oklahoma City Thunder penalized his own defensively. With a real inability to slow down the problem Caris LeVert.

Faced with this situation, Vogel released him for the last 4 minutes of the game! A strong decision assumed by the Californian coach, supported by its leaders according to ESPN.

“Why this decision? To play the guys I thought could win us this game,” simply replied Frank Vogel in front of the press.

A sentence all the same revealing the difficulties of Westbrook among the Angelenos. And if the point guard did not discuss with the media, LeBron James was invited to reconsider the mentality of his teammate.

“If he is unhappy to have been on the bench during money-time? Have you followed Russ’ career?” Launched the King.

For the Lakers, the Russell Westbrook experiment represents, for the moment, a failure. Can a trade be a possibility before the deadline? Can Los Angeles find an interesting deal? Where can the leader still find his place? Before February 10, Californian leaders may have to decide.

Russell Westbrook, it’s getting worse and worse and it’s scary


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