Russell Westbrook has had a tough first season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team has not been championship contenders like many expected at the start of the season, and some have even claimed that Russell Westbrook is one of the biggest problems.
Despite that, it seems as though Russell Westbrook is unconcerned about the outside noise that is currently surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers. When speaking to the media about his connection to LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Westbrook claimed that the trio is still focused on winning a championship.
Russell Westbrook on being connected with LeBron and AD: "We all got the same goal and that's to win a championship."
There is no question that it's hard for anyone, even die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fans to see the team winning a championship currently. They have been inconsistent all season, and their defense has definitely been subpar. However, there is still some season left to play, and perhaps we'll see them make a run and get out of a play-in tournament spot.
Russell Westbrook has not been a good fit on the roster, but he is far from the Los Angeles Lakers' only problem. They need players who can provide more offense, athleticism, and spacing and that's where the absence of Kendrick Nunn has really hurt them. While they did not end up making a trade at the deadline, they could potentially add some contributors via the buyout market.
Hopefully, we see the Los Angeles Lakers improve in the future. It seems unlikely that they will win a championship, but nothing is impossible in the NBA. They still have a talented big three. Russell Westbrook fitting in will be key for their improvement, and we'll see if he is able to adapt to his star teammates over the rest of the season.