Russell Westbrook: ‘I’ve never had a problem with a coach’

Don’t rely on Russell Wetsbrook to regret the departure of Frank Vogel, dismissed Monday. The Lakers point guard admitted that he and his coach were not on the same wavelength. And he doesn’t know why…

“To be honest, I find it unfortunate because I’ve never had a problem with my coaches before. No coach, no player, no manager… I don’t know what his problem with me was or I don’t know why… I can’t really give you an answer that we really never connected. »

In fact, for the All-Star point guard, he was never given the opportunity to be himself.

“As soon as I arrived here, I did not have the chance to do what I am capable of doing for a team and a franchise” he continues, before mentioning the rumors and the articles which evoked a disagreement with Frank Vogel and the staff. “Those famous articles based on ‘anonymous sources’ that have come out about me, whether it’s between me and the staff, me and Frank, me and the fans… There are so many made up stories that aren’t true. It’s just that you have to constantly fight against it. It’s just that we’re not given a chance. I felt like I had to fight against every invented article. Then another. Then yet another… You know the examples. I don’t want to go into details, what article, who wrote it, why… It’s useless. It really doesn’t matter because it’s not true. If it does not come from me it is not true”.

A “player option” linked to the name of the next coach?

Among the articles he didn’t like was the one that explained the LeBron-Davis duo pressured Frank Vogel to get Russell Westbrook to play his way. At the request of the leader…

Today, Frank Vogel is gone, and Russell Westbrook has the option of staying at the Lakers via a $47 million clause. “I’m going to make a decision, and that’s why it’s called a ‘player option’. he replied of his intentions. Listening to him, he waits to know the name of the new coach.

There are going to be a lot of changes depending on who will be the coach, the style of play and the squad. This question therefore remains unanswered. But once the decision is made, we will notify. »

Russell Westbrook Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2008-09 OKAY 82 33 39.8 27.1 81.5 2.2 2.7 4.9 5.3 2.3 1.3 3.3 0.2 15.3
2009-10 OKAY 82 34 41.8 22.1 78.0 1.7 3.2 4.9 8.0 2.5 1.3 3.3 0.4 16.1
2010-11 OKAY 82 35 44.2 33.0 84.2 1.5 3.2 4.6 8.2 2.5 1.9 3.9 0.4 21.9
2011-12 OKAY 66 35 45.7 31.6 82.3 1.5 3.1 4.6 5.5 2.2 1.7 3.6 0.3 23.6
2012-13 OKAY 82 35 43.8 32.3 80.0 1.4 3.9 5.2 7.4 2.3 1.8 3.3 0.3 23.2
2013-14 OKAY 46 31 43.7 31.8 82.6 1.2 4.5 5.7 6.9 2.3 1.9 3.9 0.2 21.8
2014-15 OKAY 67 34 42.6 29.9 83.5 1.9 5.4 7.3 8.6 2.8 2.1 4.4 0.2 28.2
2015-16 OKAY 80 34 45.4 29.6 81.2 1.8 6.0 7.8 10.4 2.5 2.0 4.3 0.3 23.5
2016-17 OKAY 81 35 42.5 34.3 84.5 1.7 9.0 10.7 10.4 2.4 1.6 5.4 0.4 31.6
2017-18 OKAY 80 36 44.9 29.8 73.7 1.9 8.2 10.1 10.3 2.5 1.8 4.8 0.3 25.4
2018-19 OKAY 73 36 42.8 29.0 65.6 1.5 9.6 11.1 10.7 3.4 2.0 4.5 0.5 23.0
2019-20 HOO 57 36 47.2 25.8 76.3 1.8 6.2 7.9 7.0 3.5 1.6 4.5 0.4 27.3
2020-21 WAS 65 36 43.9 31.5 65.6 1.7 9.9 11.5 11.7 2.9 1.4 4.8 0.4 22.2
2021-22 ALL 78 34 44.4 29.8 66.7 1.4 6.0 7.4 7.1 3.0 1.0 3.8 0.3 18.5
Total 1021 35 43.8 30.5 78.3 1.7 5.7 7.4 8.4 2.6 1.7 4.1 0.3 22.8

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