Change has definitely been the watchword of Russell Westbrook’s career in recent years. After going through three transfers in the space of four years, the Lakers point guard has parted ways with his agent, Thad Boucher, who represented him for 14 years, ESPN reported Friday.
Of the ” irreconcilable differences were mentioned to explain this divorce, Foucher having opposed a possible departure of Westbrook from the Californian franchise. ” With the possibility of a fourth transfer in four years, the market is telling the Lakers that they need to add value next to Russell in any transfer scenario. And even with that, such a trade could force him out of his new team via a buyout. My opinion is that this kind of transaction would only serve to diminish the value of Russell and that his best option is to stay with the Lakers, taking advantage of his starting status and the confidence offered publicly by Darvin Ham the agent told ESPN.
“Irreconcilable differences exist regarding his best way to keep moving forward”
” Unfortunately, differences irreconcilable exist about his best way to keep moving forward and we won’t be working together anymore. I wish the best to Russell and his family “, he added.
Nine-time All-Star Russell Westbrook averaged 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists last season, his first year with the Lakers. He also played for the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards in recent seasons, having spent 11 years with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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