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Clippers re-sign Russell Westbrook to 2 year, $7.8M deal

According to Russell Westbrook's agent, the Los Angeles Clippers have re-signed the former MVP. As reported by ESPN, the contract is valued at $7.8 million over two years, including a player option for the following season.

Reuters SPORTS
Published July 02,2023

The Los Angeles Clippers have resigned former MVP Russell Westbrook, his agent told ESPN Saturday.

The deal is worth $7.8M across two years with a player option after next season, the outlet reported. The Clippers were able to bring back their starting point guard from the back half of last season for relativity cheap.

In 21 games (all starts) for the Clippers, Westbrook averaged 15.8 points, 7.6 assists and 4.9 rebounds and shot 48.9 percent from the field.

After 52 games for the Los Angeles Lakers, Westbrook was dealt in a three-team trade to the Utah Jazz at the trade deadline. After completing a buyout with the Jazz, he signed with the Clippers in late February.

The Clippers nearly acquired Malcolm Brogdon in a trade with the Boston Celtics earlier in the offseason, but medical concerns with Brogdon broke down the deal. It seems they have settled on Westbrook to make up part of their backcourt.

After agreeing with Westbrook, the Clippers traded for K.J. Martin for two second-round picks with the Houston Rockets according to a report from ESPN.

The Clippers have also been linked to possibly trading for Westbrook's former teammate, James Harden. These could just be the start of the many moves the Clippers make this offseason.

Westbrook, a nine-time All-Star, holds the NBA record of 198 triple-doubles. He has career averages of 22.4 points, 8.4 assists and 7.3 rebounds in 1,094 games over 15 seasons with five teams. Eight of his All-Star appearances came with the Oklahoma City Thunder.