In the latest NBA news, we will take a look at one of the most popular players in the league, Russell Westbrook. Westbrook is making the news and worrying Lakers’ fans alike as he gets injured in a game against the Sacramento Kings. Russell Westbrook left the Los Angeles Lakers’ 133-86 NBA preseason finale loss to the Kings due to a left hamstring strain.
In what the new Lakers coach Darvin Ham called a realignment of the team’s responsibilities rather than a demotion for Westbrook, the former league MVP and nine-time All-Star is off the bench for the first time since his rookie season. And as bookies are getting ready for the peak season, major changes to popular NBA teams should definitely be monitored.
Russell Westbrook Injury
With 7:30 remaining in the first quarter, Westbrook joined the Lakers in the court and left more or less five minutes later. There were no clear signs of when exactly he got injured, so many sports fans did not really notice until he walked off the court. Westbrook ended the game with two turnovers, and missing two 3-pointers. This weekend, Westbrook will be examined and they will see if the injury is serious or not.
The Lakers have a 1-5 finish for the preseason, so fans are hoping for a better outcome when the regular season starts next week. Their first game will be in San Francisco as they play against the Golden State Warriors. We still won’t know if Westbrook will be joining the game. Meanwhile, if you want to get more action on the NBA, now is the best time to become a bookie and earn from NBA betting.