Russell Westbrook bothered by criticism about being a bad teammate

Russell Westbrook

Washington Wizards new star point guard Russell Westbrook is “very bothered” by suggestions that he’s a bad teammate.

“I know this about Westbrook right now, he has been very bothered, I’m told, by the suggestion of the kind of teammate he is and the criticism that he’s felt he’s taken here in the last months about being a great teammate,” said Adrian Wojnarowski on ESPN’s Get Up. “That’s important to him. I think those who played with him in his career consider him among the most loyal guys who would do almost anything for the guys around him or people in an organization. I think going to Washington, I think that’s extra motivation for him to really try to make it work with Bradley Beal.”

Westbrook will have the opportunity to be a point guard who can share the ball and help spotlight Beal and help him become an All-NBA player and get the Wizards back into the playoffs.