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Agent: Westbrook to sign with Clippers after Jazz buyout

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Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook is planning to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA All-Star guard's agent, Jeff Schwartz, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday.

Less than two weeks after being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Utah Jazz, the 34-year-old will return to the City of Angels -- this time with the Clippers

The move will become official once Westbrook finalizes his buyout with the Jazz, according to his agent.

The former NBA MVP will join several of his former teammates as the expected lead guard, playing alongside Eric Gordon, Paul George and Robert Covington.

Westbrook had recent conversations with the Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards and Miami Heat, but to ultimately play for an NBA championship team and return to Los Angeles played a big role in his decision, Wojnarowski reported, citing sources.

 

The move comes just one day after Kevin Love finalized a buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers and decided to join the Miami Heat. Meanwhile, the Warriors have yet to make a move on the buyout market as they look to defend their NBA title.

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Part of a three-team deal, the Lakers traded Westbrook and a 2023 first-round pick to the Jazz on Wednesday. In 52 contests with the Lakers this season, he has averaged 15.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game.

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