The addition of Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers created the Big Three on the team with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. According to the team’s head coach Frank Vogel, the 32-year-old star point guard brings a needed firepower, especially when the playoffs come.
He described Westbrook as the ultimate competitor who wants to be in a position to win his first championship. “Rob Pelinka and Kurt Rambis do a great job enlisting my insight on what these personnel moves would look like and what I’m in favor of,” Vogel said on LAKESHOW of Spectrum Networks, per Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation. “Very collaborative in that way and obviously a great deal of excitement when you can add a player the caliber of Russell Westbrook.
“You want as much firepower as you can get to battle what we’re about to battle and when you get in these playoff wars, you need firepower. This guy is the ultimate competitor, he’s desperate, very much wants to be in that position to win a championship. That’s the one thing he’s not accomplished in his career and he’s in position to do that.”