After Los Angeles Lakers part ways with the 15-year veteran Russell Westbrook, their city-rivals Los Angeles Clippers have signed the 34-year-old guard following his buyout negotiations on his $47 million contract with the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Westbrook reportedly had $13.2 million left for the 2022-23 season from his $47 million contract.
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With his move to the Clippers, Brodie is set to reunite with his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Paul George, who boosted the signing of the fourth overall pick by Seattle Supersonics in 2008.
After joining the Clippers in the training on Wednesday, Westbrook shared a message to the Clipper Nation and said, "What's up Clipper Nation? Russell Westbrook here. Super excited, get this thing rolling. Looking forward to it."
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"I'm super excited. I love to play basketball and I just have a lot of fun while doing it. I get to stay home, see the wife and the kids and take them to school in the morning. That's a big part of my day and you know, nothing more important than that."
Westbrook also talked about pairing up with George and Leonard:
Clippers coach Tyron Lue confirmed that the 34-year-old point guard will feature in the Clippers' home game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday.
The nine-time NBA All-Star played two season for the Lakers before being traded to the Jazz on February 10 and has been averaging 15.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 7.1 assists this season. Westbrook replaced John Wall in the Clippers squad to form a Big three with the likes of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, raising their chances for the title shot.
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