Report: Russell Westbrook picking up $4M option with Clippers

League: NBA

Posted on: 29 Jun, 2024 at 04:44 PM

Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Guard Russell Westbook plans to pick up his $4 million option and return to the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2024-25 season, ESPN reported Saturday.

Westbrook, a former league MVP and two-time scoring champion, was a key contributor off the bench for the Clippers last season. He averaged 11.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 68 games as a complement to Kawhi Leonard, James Harden and Paul George.

The 35-year-old Westbrook holds the record for triple-doubles with 199. In 1,162 career games (1,039 starts), he has averages of 21.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 8,1 assists and 33.6 minutes per game.

The No. 4 overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, Westbrook has played with the Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-19), Houston Rockets (2019-20), Washington Wizards (2020-21), Los Angeles Lakers (2022-23) and Clippers. He is a Southern California native and played at UCLA.

--Field Level Media