The New York knicks reportedly have no interested in adding Russell Westbrook in the summer, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. Fischer spoke with Marc Stein and that's when he learned the Knicks have no much interesting in adding the former NBA MVP to their roster.
Last summer, the Knicks made some notable additions to their backcourt by adding Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier. The Knicks have agreed with Walker to sit him for the rest of the season as the two sides will part ways in the summer.
Meanwhile, Fournier - who was given a four-year, $78 million contract - has been solid but not impressive. “I pitched the idea to Knicks people time and again going back to the deadline, and they have no interest,” Fischer said.
“… Everything I’ve heard is that New York is trying to grow this group as it is and mix and match a few parts and move forward”.
Westbrook hasn't had a great season with the Lakers
The Lakers have been a major disappointment this season and Westbrook has received lots of criticism.
Last Monday, Westbrook scored 20 points and dished out 11 assists in a 131-120 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. After the game, Westbrook said he loves when is doubted and criticized. “I live for adversity and negativity from people that outside in just constantly talking because nothing better than shutting people up,” Westbrook said.
“It’s nothing better than sitting back and watching people just be quiet and not talk when you kind of try to figure it out. And I think that’s something our group realizes that we know that outside people are doubting what we’re able to do.
“Internally we are, like I said, super confident in our abilities to be able to score and defend at a high level when we do well just not much teams can do”. Also, Westbrook hit a game-tying three-pointer against the Toronto Raptors on March 18.
Westbrook finished the game with a triple-double of 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the Lakers beat the Raptors in overtime. "Throughout this whole process, throughout the year, ups and downs, the good and the bad, I lean so much on my faith," Westbrook said.
"And it's very important that I stay faithful and truthful to that because eventually it will all workout and nights like tonight was the reason why I stay just true to my faith."