‘Super Excited’: Los Angeles Lakers New Signing Opens Up His Expectations From Playing With Russell Westbrook

Published 09/22/2021, 10:43 AM EDT


17-time NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most successful NBA teams. They won their 17-title in 2020 and have assembled a ‘super team’ during the off-season in a bid to win another NBA championship. They have signed 14 players during the off-season, which includes stars like Russell Westbrook and Wayne Ellington.

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Russell Westbrook has been traded thrice in the last three years. He has joined the Lakers in a bid to win the first championship of his career. The Lakers have also signed 33-year-old Wayne Ellington in free agency.

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The Lakers have such a monstrous roster at their helm that it’ll be hard to manage the playing time. However, new signings are excited to join the 17-time champions. Wayne Ellington has recently revealed that he is excited to reunite with the Lakers and is looking forward to playing alongside Russell Westbrook.

Los Angeles Lakers new signing, Wayne Ellington, excited to play alongside Westbrook

Wayne Ellington has recently appeared in the ‘Noble & Roosh’ show podcast. During the podcast, the host asked Ellington about his expectations from playing with Russell Westbrook. To this, Ellington said that he’s ‘super excited’.

“I’m super excited. I’ve always been a huge fan of Russ and the intensity and the mindset he brings. You said he’s going into gear. I don’t know it’s the right term analogy to use. He’s a super shifty player and hard to guard. We’re talking about the triple-double king,” Ellington said on the ‘Noble & Roosh‘ show.

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“He’s a guy who’s looking to pass. He’s looking for guys to make shots. I’m excited.”

Russell Westbrook has featured 11 times in the playoffs in his 13-year-old NBA career. He was even voted the NBA MVP in 2017. Westbrook recorded the highest PPG (31.6) of his career in his MVP season. But despite his heroics, the Thunder struggled and lost in the first round itself before finishing sixth in the Western Conference.

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Feb 9, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) gets defended by Detroit Pistons guard Wayne Ellington (8) during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Wayne Ellington is also a 12-year NBA veteran who previously spent a season with the Lakers in the 2014-15 season. The 31-year-old shooting guard doesn’t have much playoff experience, but he brings quality depth to the roster. As Ellington is excited after returning with the Lakers, it’ll be interesting to see how he combines with the likes of LeBron, AD, and Westbrook on the court.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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