Westbrook Farewells Wizards Ahead of Lakers Move

Westbrook Farewells Wizards Ahead of Lakers Move Photo: TT
Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook works with the ball in Game 3 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers in Washington

Russell Westbrook has wished goodbye to the Washington Wizards ahead of confirmation of a bumper trade deal to the Los Angeles Lakers.

It has widely been reported that Westbrook will head to LA with a three-player exchange the other way, including pick 22 in the NBA Draft which was held on Thursday.

The Lakers will send trio Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the Wizards.

“Thank you DC! You welcomed my family and I with open arms from day one,” Westbrook tweeted.

“Everyone from the front office, to the training staff, the coaches, my teammates, and the fans.

“I’m grateful y’all took a chance on me and supported me every step of the way.

“I’m blessed to have been a part of such a stand up organization.

“It didn’t take long to make a home in DC, and I will forever be grateful and appreciative of my experience with the organization. Thank you!”

The trade cannot be made official until August 6 when the NBA salary cap gets confirmed.

Westbrook averaged 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists for the Wizards last season, breaking Oscar Robertson’s triple-double record.

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