Reasons revealed for Russell Westbrook’s long time agent Thad Foucher abandoning the Lakers’ star
Russell Westbrook and his longtime agent, Thad Foucher of Wasserman, have parted ways, confirmed by the latter. Foucher, one of the league’s most prominent athlete representatives, cited “irreconcilable differences” in a statement, implying that there was no longer full alignment with Westbrook on whether the former MVP should stay with the Lakers for the final season of his $47 million contract.
Westbrook‘s future with the Lakers is uncertain as he enters the final year of a five-year maximum contract. Following an erratic debut season with the Lakers a year ago, Westbrook has been the focus of notable trade speculation. Foucher has been Westbrook’s representative since he left UCLA as a rookie in 2008 and was drafted fourth overall by the Seattle Supersonics, who later became the Oklahoma City Thunder.
However, things went sideways between the two, as they were not on the same page anymore, and the reason was revealed by the agent. In a statement, Thad said: “I represented Russell Westbrook for 14 years and am proud of our partnership which included a highly successful 2008 draft, a super-max contract and the only renegotiation-and-extend max contract in history. Each time, teams gave up valuable players and assets to acquire Russell – and each time, a new organization embraced his arrival. We did it together with grace and class.”
“Now, with a possibility of a fourth trade in four years, the marketplace is telling the Lakers they must add additional value with Russell in any trade scenario. And even then, such a trade may require Russell to immediately move on from the new team via buyout.”
“My belief is that this type of transaction only serves to diminish Russell’s value and his best option is to stay with the Lakers, embrace the starting role and support that Darvin Ham publicly offered. Russell is a first-ballot Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame player and will prove that again before he is retired. I wish Russell and his family the very best.”
NBA/ 18 mins ago
Lakers insider discloses C Mo Bamba and SG Malik Beasley could depart next season due to contract disputes
According to a Lakers insider, center Mo Bamba and shooting guard Malik Beasley may...
NBA/ 45 mins ago
Skip Bayless makes fun of Shannon Sharpe for agreeing to Fox’s buyout deal and departing ‘Undisputed’ after the NBA Finals
Skip Bayless, co-host of the popular sports discussion show ‘Undisputed,’ took a humorous swipe...
UFC/ 47 mins ago
‘‘Main Event” Sterling’’: UFC star Aljamain Sterling suggests new nickname to his fans
In light of his recent UFC success, Aljamain Sterling has given himself a new...
NBA/ 50 mins ago
Magic Johnson lists “real heroes” of Heat-Nuggets NBA finals, snubbing Nikola Jokic And Jamal Murray
Following the conclusion of the NBA Finals Game 1 between the Miami Heat and...
NFL/ 55 mins ago
Keenan Allen’s enthusiastic evaluation of on this new Justin Herbert weapon in OTA session sets Chargers fans buzzing with excitement
The Los Angeles Chargers Organised Team Activities started in full swing and the young...