Russell Westbrook’s latest transformation that will hype up LeBron James
When LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Russell Westbrook, people were scratching their heads. They gave up their best 3-point shooters–Kyle Kuzma (36.1%) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (41%)–for a ball-dominant point guard who cannot shoot.
Everyone knows how important 3-point shooting is in today’s NBA, and Russ certainly doesn’t help the Lakers in that department. Westbrook has converted only 30.5% of his 3-point shots in his career.
The Lakers as a team shot 35.4% behind the arc last season, not a good number–they were ranked 21st in the league.
However, in a recent workout video posted by Westbrook himself, he is really working really hard to improve one of the flaws in his game. He is seen draining shots way beyond the arc. Via Instagram (@russwest44):
Russell Westbrook is about to silence his doubters after just shooting 31.5% behind the arc last season.
The Lakers also added snipers and marksmen to their team when they signed Kent Bazemore (40.8%), Trevor Ariza (35%), Kendrick Nunn (38.1%), and Carmelo Anthony (40.9%)
They also inked Wayne Ellington (42.2%), who is the best shooter among the bunch. The Lakers will likely plug the sharpshooter into the starting lineup alongside James, Westbrook, Davis, and possibly Marc Gasol.
It will be interesting to see how Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of the Lakers will look like next season. They have completely overhauled and revamped their roster after a lackluster performance last season.