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Sources: Russell Westbrook will likely come off the Clippers’ bench

Sources: Russell Westbrook will likely come off the Clippers’ bench

Russell Westbrook is expected to come off the Clippers’ bench, sources told ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, as the team seeks its first win since signing James Harden.


It is expected that Los Angeles Clippers Make an alignment change with Russell Westbrook Coming off the bench To help the team try to break their six-game losing streak against Houston Rockets Sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

the Clippers (3-7) They have lost the past five with James Harden In the lineup. The versatile point guard is expected to do just that Terrance Mann Move to the starting lineup with Westbrook As sixth man for the first time in his time with Clippers.

The sources confirmed this Westbrook I spoke with the club’s technical staff Clippers Thursday about coming off the bench, a move that was first reported by Bleacher Report. he Head coach Ty Lue He will meet with reporters during the pre-match press conference on Friday evening.

The team has been out of sync since the acquisition of Harden on October 30th. Lou has started Westbrook, Harden, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard And Ivica Zubac He then made moves with his four stars by pairing former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates Westbrook and George with the second unit and Harden and Leonard together.

Four stars for Clippers They were outscored by 20 points in 76 minutes combined, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

In five matches, Harden He is averaging 15 points and 10.2 shots, his lowest since he averaged 16.8 points and 10.1 shots as a sixth man in his final season with the Thunder in 2011-12.

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Lue said before Denver’s 111-108 loss on Tuesday that he had not considered making a lineup change when asked about the possibility. Westbrook Directed to the second unit while Law liked what he saw in the lineup he used to start the final quarters with recently WestbrookThe head coach admitted after the loss to the defending champions that keeping everyone happy will be a challenge.

Westbrookwhich took on a greater leadership role with Clippers He finished the current season with 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists in 24 minutes against the Nuggets. The only game in which he played fewer minutes was when he logged 20 minutes in a loss to Dallas on November 10.