Lakers Make Russell Westbrook Decision: NBA World Reacts

According to a report, the storied NBA franchise intends to keep Russ on the roster for the 2022-23 season.

"The Lakers plan to keep Russell Westbrook," Bleacher Report tweeted.

"LA refuses to give up 'additional assets' to send him out, per @TheSteinLine.

Westbrook is expected to exercise his $47M player option for next season."

Westbrook was a disappointment in his first year with the Lakers.

However, there's a belief a new coach and system could be beneficial for him.

The Lakers fired head coach Frank Vogel at the end of the season and later hired Darvin Ham.

It appears Los Angeles will try and run it back with LeBron James

Anthony Davis and Russ leading the way.

"Too big of an investment and potential upside  to abandon it without seeing how it works with Frank gone," a fan tweeted.

"Let’s give Darvin Ham a chance to figure it out, plus the chemistry that has been developed and health."