Time for the Lakers to Allow Russell Westbrook To Be Russell Westbrook

In his first two preseason games for the Lakers, newly acquired point guard Russell Westbrook has averaged 5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 7.5 turnovers in 21.6 minutes per game with shooting splits of 21.1/40.0/0.0%.

With eleven new players and a new small ball offense and defense to learn, the Lakers have understandably gotten off…