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

don’t trust russell westbrook to regret frank vogel’s departure, fired on Monday. The leader of the Lakers acknowledged that he and his coach were not on the same page. And he doesn’t know why

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

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

“As soon as I got here, I didn’t get a chance to do what I’m capable of doing for a team and a franchise.” he continuesbefore discussing the rumors and articles that sparked a dispute with Frank Vogel and staff. “Those famous articles based on ‘anonymous sources’ that have surfaced about me, whether it’s between me and staff, me and Frank, me and 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 they don’t give us a chance. I felt like I had to fight every invented item. Then another. Then another one… 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 doesn’t come from me, it’s not true.”

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

Among the articles he didn’t like was the one explaining that the LeBron-Davis duo put pressure on Frank Vogel to get Russell Westbrook to play their way. At the request of the leader…

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

« There will be a lot of changes depending on who will be the manager, the style of play and the squad. Therefore, this question remains unanswered. But once the decision is made, we will notify you.. »

russell westbrook Percentage bounces
Station Team MJ minimum shooting 3 points LF Off Def Until P.S. source in you bp Connecticut points
2008-09 OK C 82 33 39.8 27.1 81.5 2.2 2.7 4.9 5.3 23 1.3 3.3 0.2 15.3
2009-10 OK C 82 3. 4 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 OK C 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 OK C 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 OK C 82 35 43.8 32.3 80.0 1.4 3.9 5.2 7.4 23 1.8 3.3 0.3 23.2
2013-14 OK C 46 31 43.7 31.8 82.6 1.2 4.5 5.7 6.9 23 1.9 3.9 0.2 21.8
2014-15 OK C 67 3. 4 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 OK C 80 3. 4 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 OK C 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 OK C 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 OK C 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 HOU 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 IT WAS Sixty-five 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 LAL 78 3. 4 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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