If I were Clippers coach Tyronn Lue, I’d tell Russell Westbrook not to shoot threes unless time expires, since his three-point shooting is practically the worst in the NBA. And if Russ makes a stupid pass, I’d leave him. Otherwise, the energy Russ brings to the floor will definitely help the Clippers.
The pseudo-king treated Westbrook like a worthless pawn, so let’s hope Russell plays exceptionally well and shows the hoop world that the king is the worst GM in Lakers history.
Shame on Queen Jeanie for even listening to James. Thank you, Paul George.
West Lake Village
To the Clipper brain trust: If this goes south, as it inevitably will, don’t say you weren’t warned.
What a surprise. Bill Plaschke claims the Clippers are making the same mistakes as the Lakers. The Clippers only gave up some change from Steve Ballmer to take a chance on an experienced point guard going to the basket, their only need other than some health. Russ won’t fill the stat sheet or be a defensive stopper, but he can help raise the first Clippers flag.
Westbrook could be a big help to the Clippers if he has a clearly defined role as a facilitator and a clearly defined clause in his contract: you will be fined $10,000 every time you make a three-point shot.
As a Clippers fan, I admit I am concerned about the Russell Westbrook takeover. Then Bill Plaschke wrote a column suggesting the move would be a disaster for the team. Since Bill’s successful prediction rate is around 8%, I immediately felt better.
For Clippers fans, the most terrifying statement of the week came from head coach Tyronn Lue. “We want Russ to be Russ.”
Hugh K. Malay