The Los Angeles Lakers have been a different team ever since the trades happened for them before the trade deadline. For the first time in two years, the Lakers’ front office has made a good call regarding the new players. The clash against the Golden State Warriors is proof that the team exerts a different vibe with a fresh outlook. The two superstars only managed to score only 25 points combined. And it was the rest of the rotation who did the hard job to pull a win against the Warriors.
The most notable removal in the trade market was the controversial 34-year-old point guard. Russell Westbrook tried his best to settle, but he could not match the tone of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. And since the Lakers had plans to develop the future of the two superstars, one had to say goodbye. But it was not just the removal of players. There was also the addition of much younger and better players to the squad. And they already show great signs of what more can be expected of the Lakers ahead. Meanwhile, Davis openly talks about the changes he observed with Westbrook in the locker room.
Anthony Davis Mocks Russell Westbrook’s Departure From The Lakers Locker Room
The race for the playoff spot has begun, and the Lakers want to be the dark horses of the NBA this season. After making the much-needed changes in the team, they are off to playing their most important games of the year. The seven games they will start with will be the hardest and from their own conference. Therefore it becomes indispensable for them to come out of the game with the desired results. And it has already started when they beat the Warriors with a satisfactory win last night.
In the postgame, there was a question about Westbrook’s departure from Davis, who has not been in the mood lately. He said, “We don’t have time to be upset or fight ourself within. We got to be able to go out and win basketball games“. The interviewer also asked about what the 34-year-old will add to his new Los Angeles Clippers team. To which Anthony Davis said he does not know as he is not part of the Clippers team. Russell’s tenure with the Lakers is over, and the front office has made their roster much better. So there could have been some problems that Westbrook might have posed.
Meanwhile, putting all the blame for the Lakers’ problem on Westbrook would be harsh. But he has finally moved to the team with more chances of qualifying for the playoff spot than the Lakers. However, this does not mean that all hopes for the Purple and Gold are dead. They could still spread their wings and strive for one last push off the ground.