Why LeBron James Needs To Accept A Smaller Role On The Lakers For Russell Westbrook?

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Former NBA Champion Matt Barnes, while speaking on Club Shay Shay, shared his opinions on using Russell Westbrook to make him a better fit on the Lakers roster.

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Matt Barnes stated: “I think Bron may have to take a small step back to allow Russ to be Russ. You think – you get older your game’s going to change a little bit. 

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You’re going to find a way. I think Russ is going to be Russ. And I think what makes him great sometimes is his downfall..."

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But one thing I do know you can’t put Russell Westbrook in the corner. He’s always had the ball in his hands."

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Barnes further added: "So, we all know the Lakers are at their best when Bron has the ball in his hands, but I think that, what could happen is 

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allow Russ to have the ball in his hands the first two and a half quarters to really get a feel. 

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Obviously, Bron’s going to have it sometimes there. A.D. (Anthony Davis) will have it sometimes there."

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“But, allowing Russ to get his rhythm, so by the time LeBron takes over at the middle of the third quarter and the 

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fourth quarter, when he has the ball is his hands the majority of the time, Russ is already in rhythm.”

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