BREAKING: Russell Westbrook Decides To Make Big Move


After watching his team lose six straight games, and five in a row since acquiring James Harden, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Russell Westbrook has made a huge move, requesting to come off the bench so that Harden can better mesh with the rest of the starting lineup as a ballhandler.

It's a stunning move for Westbrook, who had bristled at the idea of coming off the bench while with the LA Lakers, though he eventually adjusted and performed well in that role. He'll now try to recapture that with the Clippers. 

The team has been a disaster with Harden, going 0-5, while posting massively better numbers with Harden off the floor than on it. In fact, lineups with Westbrook and Harden together were -36 in 85 minutes so far.

This is the third time that Harden and Westbrook have been teammates, after starting their careers together with Oklahoma City, and then again years later in Houston. 

This will continue be an intriguing experiment.

The Clippers are 3-7 and in 12th spot in the West. 

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