Breaking: Russell Westbrook Chooses New Team

Since being traded to the Utah Jazz, Russell Westbrook has been biding his time, deciding on what his next move will be. Now, after a buyout from the Jazz, his next move will be simply down the hall at Arena, to play for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Paul George had been pushing for Russ to reunite with him in LA; they had been teammates with the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

The Clippers have been in need of a point guard since discarding both John Wall and Reggie Jackson at the trade deadline. Russ should have plenty of playing time alongside PG13 and Kawhi Leonard. 

Westbrook will be getting his physical in LA today. According to Law Murray, he's expected to start with the Clippers, "but it may not be right away." 

Westbrook's turbulent run with the Los Angeles Lakers came to an end when they dealt him to Utah at the deadline in a 3-team, 8 player deal that landed them point guard D'Angelo Russell, guard Malik Beasley and forward Jarred Vanderbilt.

Now Westbrook will get his buyout from the Jazz, and join the Lakers' rivals down the hall. 

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