In preparation for their upcoming in-season tournament game against the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Clippers have decided to bring Russell Westbrook off the bench, a strategy suggested by the player himself as per Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report.
Terance Mann will start in Westbrook’s place, marking his first start of the season. Westbrook’s proposal aims to enhance chemistry in the starting unit and infuse energy into the second unit.
The Clippers, currently on a six-game losing streak, seek to revitalize their performance after acquiring James Harden. Head coach Tyronn Lue recognizes the challenge of managing star players’ roles and is experimenting with rotations.
The team prioritizes giving Harden the freedom to play his game while emphasizing authenticity. Westbrook’s decision to accept a reserve role, a contrast to last season, reflects his selflessness and earns praise from the organization.