Last season wasn’t the best for Russell Westbrook. His much-hyped reunion with James Harden didn’t go as planned as the Houston Rockets suffered a second round exit in the NBA Playoffs. Soon, Westbrook found himself joining the Washington Wizards after he was traded for John Wall.

Prior to the 2019-20 season, a lot of excitement was built around the two former MVPs joining forces again and possibly wreaking havoc in the West. In the end, they did do some damage but unfortunately, it was to their own demise.

After being a force with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Westbrook seemingly took a few steps back from his MVP self and had his struggles with the Rockets. Apparently, he wasn’t at his happiest, as revealed by Westbrook’s longtime friend and business partner Donnel Beverly to The Washington Post.

“We were looking at the second act of Russell’s career: What’s going to make him happy? What’s important? 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.”

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Although the 32-year-old Westbrook averaged 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.0 assists and was named to his ninth NBA All-Star Game, his lone season in H-Town posted more questions than answers.

The last time Brodie and The Beard played together, they were at different stages of their careers. Westbrook was a young athletic point guard and Harden was a solid contributor off the bench. A few seasons and one MVP trophy each later, their reunion ended up being one of the biggest disappointments from last season.

Now that he’s having another reunion with Scott Brooks, his former coach with the Thunder, Russell Westbrook is hoping that he can be more at peace with the Wizards.