One of Westbrook’s longtime friends recently told Michael Lee of the Washington Post that the superstar is in a good headspace for the first time in a long time.
“We were looking at the second act of Russell’s career; what’s going to make him happy? What’s important?” said Donnell Beverly, Westbrook’s business partner and longtime friend. “Really, it’s just being at peace. I don’t think that’s where he’s been the last few years. I don’t think he’s been at peace.”
The Rockets fizzled out in five games in the second round against the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2020 playoffs. Westbrook collected 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game last season.
Now, he is focused on getting the Wizards back into winning mode.The Wizards seriously believe Westbrook’s acquisition will catapult them into postseason contention.