Monday, May 20, 2024

Russell Westbrook Could ‘Lean Towards’ Choosing The Bulls

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Russell Westbrook, the triple-double king, is expected to be bought out by the Utah Jazz later this week after being traded from the Los Angeles Lakers. Calling the Westbrook-James-Davis trio a failure is an understatement, but that didn’t come as a surprise to many when the original trade was announced that Westbrook would go to the Lakers.

According to Chris Haynes from Bleacher Report, three teams are interested in signing Russell Westbrook: Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, and the Miami Heat. Haynes hinted the Clippers stockpiled talent at the trade deadline, notably Bones Hyland. They could be out of the Russell Westbrook ‘sweepstakes’. I say that with a gentle tone of humor.

Why The Bulls Could Be The Favorites To Land Westbrook

Russell Westbrook became the triple-double king under the watch of Billy Donovan. The best basketball of his career came during the stretch when Donovan was his coach. No other coach could figure out Westbrook besides the Bulls’ current head coach. Westbrook is not only playing for a new contract, but he’s playing to prove he belongs in this league. Russell Westbrook has just a few weeks remaining on his deal until he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Why wouldn’t he join the situation that puts him in the best position to succeed?

While the Bulls have depth in the backcourt, they lack high-level talent. They’ve convinced themselves a point guard rotation of Ayo Dosunmu, Coby White, Goran Dragic, and Alex Caruso is a good thing. Well, it’s not, which is why the Bulls are barely sitting in the play-in tournament picture. It may sound ridiculous now, but it’s possible Westbrook not only cracks the rotation but could find himself in the starting lineup if he impacts the game in a positive way. If Westbrook believes he has a better shot at starting over Bones Hyland with the Clippers or Kyle Lowry with the Heat, those teams could become a more serious option. For now, beating Ayo Dosunmu for the starting job sounds much simpler.

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John frank burchardt
John frank burchardt
Feb 11, 2023 1:56 pm

It doesn’t matter who the Bulls bring in as long as #DumbassDonnovan, aka #BonehedBilly, is the coach. There are so many things that he could be doing with this roster, but instead he chooses to do the same thing over & over. Someone needs to explain why this team is unable to start its 5 all-stars; Dragic & Drummond should be starting, but they’re not. Caruso can substitute for Dragic before bringing in the youngin’s. Ayo, Coby, DJ jr/Javonte/Dalen Terry, PW, & either Simonovic or Bradley have the ability to play a completely different style of basketball since #DumbassDonnovan loves… Read more »

John
John
Feb 11, 2023 7:05 am

Have you watched him play the last two seasons?

Lynn Todd
Lynn Todd
Feb 10, 2023 6:45 pm

Hey!!!!! We get coal in our stockings

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