Back in the city that saw him grow up, Russell Westbrook decided to join the Lakers in an attempt to win the NBA championship title, which he still misses. To this end, the leader intends to push his teammate Anthony Davis to his limits.
The MVP of the 2016-2017 season did not come to Los Angeles to make up. While he was eliminated in the first round of the play-offs by the Sixers with the Wizards last season, Russell Westbrook was tired of waiting for a project to build around him in order to hope to win his first champion ring. This is why the 32-year-old Californian has resolved to join the Lakers this summer, a “superteam” which has already been crowned with players such as LeBron James and Anthony Davis at its head. The latter is even described as being “the ultimate weapon” of the project set up by the Californian franchise to recover the title abandoned last season. During a press conference held at the end of their first days of training, Russell Westbrook was full of praise for Anthony Davis. In his games, “The Brow” is “a unique player of his kind”.
New story: Coming off perhaps the worst season of his career, Anthony Davis has a new teammate invested in the big man’s success: Russell Westbrook. RW: “My job is to make sure I continue to push him”
A trio ready to do anything for the title?
The compliments don’t end there for “The Brodie. “There is no one like him who can do all he can do for him, told ESPN the former Wizards player. My job is to make sure I keep pushing him every day, in every practice, every game, so he can be on top of his game every night.. This season will be pivotal for Anthony Davis, who will mainly be in charge of the pivot position. Indeed, the former Pelicans player will have to improve his statistics, which have seen a marked drop last season, especially due to injuries that thwarted his plans. With 36 of the 72 Lakers games played, “AD” has compiled just 21.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.6 blocks (26.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in the 2019 season). 2021). While he has been roaming the NBA floors for almost ten years, Anthony Davis did not hide a form of relief in the face of Russell Westbrook’s desire to motivate him. ” I like the teammates who will push me. I don’t need any encouragement, said the native of Chicago. I want to be pushed. I want guys to tell me when I’m wrong. With LeBron James by their side, there is no doubt that this duo is likely to make sparks