Hurricane Harden has made its landfall on the Los Angeles Clippers and brought with him the winds of losing as the Clippers has tasted defeat in every game since acquiring Harden.
Russell Westbrook has decided to do his best to stave off the destruction the bearded storm would bring, meeting with coaches and offering to take a bench role in order to help the starting lineup, as well as infuse some energy into the second unit.
According to reporting from Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, Westbrook himself came up with the idea, telling the the coaching staff he wanted to do what it took to help the team win.
Haynes adds the team wants their latest acquisition to have the freedom to play his game and stresses the necessity of the star “being himself.”
On the season, Westbrook is averaging 14.0 points, 7.0 rebound and 5.7 assists per contest. Fifth year guard/forward Terance Mann will be inserted in the the starting lineup for the first time in his career. The promising Florida State product is averaging 4.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 4 games this season.