Russell Westbrook didn’t have time to completely blend in with his new teammates, after the Rockets shipped him to the Washington Wizards.
He was traded at the beginning of training camp, on a shortened preseason, in his third team in the last three seasons. However, the former MVP has a great feel for Washington’s current roster.
“I like where we are,” Westbrook told NBC Sports Washington’s Chris Miller. “I think confidence is huge, it’s going to be huge for us. I think we figured some things out, how we can play, what type of style we need to play to be able to compete.”
“We’ve got a lot of guys on this team that can compete, and that’s all that matters,” he said. “You’re going to win some games, you’ll lose some, but nine times out of 10 if you compete and play hard, the wins will outweigh the losses.”
The Wizards are about to start the new season on Wednesday night against the Sixers.