Lakers sign Westbrook & Anthony as Curry extends Warriors deal

Russell Westbrook (left) and Carmelo Anthony (best) were team-mates for the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017-18The Los Angeles Lakers have actually gotten Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony, while Stephen Curry has signed a new offer with the Golden State Warriors worth a reported $215m (₤ 155m). The Lakers lost in the first round of last seasons NBA play-offs and have brought in guard Westbrook, 32, from the Washington Wizards.They have also signed forward Anthony, 37, from the Portland Trail Blazers.Curry, 33, has extended his Warriors contract by four years to 2026. Lakers coach Frank Vogel, who led them to the NBA title in 2020, has actually also signed a contract extension.Westbrook, who hails from Long Beach and played college basketball at UCLA, has the NBAs a lot of profession triple-doubles (184) and was the 2017 NBA MVP.”It takes a special mindset of competitiveness to handle the function of point player for the Los Angeles Lakers,” said basic manager Rob Pelinka.”We have actually seen a few of the all-time greats master that function here, and now Russell Westbrook gets to come house and do just that.”Westbrook has profession averages of 23.2 points, 8.5 assists, 7.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 943 video games for Oklahoma City, Houston and Washington.He signs up with a roster which currently features four-time MVP LeBron James, 36, and Anthony Davis, 28. The Lakers have actually also signed Kent Bazemore, 32, Trevor Ariza, 36, Dwight Howard, 35, and Wayne Ellington, 33, via trades and complimentary agency.In a tweet James later on erased, he wrote: “Keep talking about my squad. Our workers ages, the method he plays, he stays hurt, were past our time in this league, and so on. Do me one favour please! When it begins, keep that very same narrative energy! Thats all I ask.”Curry has actually been a three-time NBA champ with the Warriors, and won the leagues scoring title for a 2nd time last season with 32 points per game.A two-time NBA MVP, he now averages 24.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists from 762 video games.


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