Russell Westbrook was seen being very vocal with the Washington Wizards young stars, during practice and the preseason.
The Brody is perhaps best known for his very vocal nature on and off the court. No matter the score, the passion with which Westbrook approaches the game is something he should be lauded for.
In his quest to claim his first ever NBA championship, Westbrook has started to enter the preliminary stages of becoming a journey-man. His one-year tenure on the Rockets wasn’t as fruitful as he hoped it would be.
So the Rockets traded him to the Washington Wizards this offseason, to acquire John Wall in return. Westbrook has wasted no time in getting acclimated to his new team, as he is seen in high spirits around his teammates.
Russell Westbrook takes on a leadership role in Washington
The 32-year-old is the most accomplished and experienced player on the Wizards going into the 2020-21 NBA season. With everything he’s learned in his 12 years in this league, he seems dedicated to passing his know of the game down to the Wizards young guys.
Footage of Westbrook taking over practice for the Wizards shows his enthusiasm for wanting to help players like Deni Avdija and Thomas Bryant learn more about how to approach the game.
Teaching moments with @russwest44. 💯
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 18, 2020
Superstar teammate Bradley Beal has also gone on record to say that he is confident in the Westbrook-Beal pairing. He believes that with Russ on the team, the Wizards can fight for a top seed in the East.
How did Westbrook perform in his Washington Wizards debut?
Russ suited up for the Wizards for their final game of the preseason. In his limited minutes, Westbrook led the Wizards to a win, dropping 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Though it wasn’t as bombastic of a debut as we had hoped for, it is after all, the preseason. With Russell Westbrook well into his 30s, his physical health is the Wizards’ number one priority.