This is why the only team that will be happy with him is the Lakers. They will instantly have a shot at the playoffs. He will fill the Kobe superstar void. And he will reward the young wings when they run the floor. To play the pace Westbrook demands, the Lakers will need three line shifts, like in hockey. But it will be entertaining as hell.

If you’re going to have a ball stopper, I’ll take the athletic Westbrook over Harden (or No D Angelo Russell) any day.

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