The LA Clippers have signed guard Russell Westbrook, Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank announced Tuesday. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Welcome to #ClipperNation, Russell Westbrook! pic.twitter.com/6CsR1OF6OB
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) February 23, 2023
“Russell is one of the most explosive and competitive players in the NBA,” said Frank. “He has many strengths that can benefit the team and a shared desire to win a championship. We’re delighted to welcome him and his family to the organization.”
Westbrook was officially waived by the Utah Jazz on Monday.
The former Kia MVP was traded to the Jazz from the Los Angeles Lakers before the 2023 trade deadline.
Westbrook is averaging 15.9 points, 7.5 assists and 6.2 rebounds over 52 games this season.
The 34-year-old guard will join fellow NBA 75 member Kawhi Leonard in LA, along with All-Star Paul George, who Westbrook played with for two seasons in Oklahoma City.
Westbrook is the NBA’s all-time leader in triple-doubles (198) and ranks 10th on the all-time assists list (9,002).
The Clippers (33-28) are currently 4th in the Western Conference standings.