The critics of 2K MT the deal turned out to be correct, and Westbrook ended up being the biggest obstacle in the team's back last season. Now, the Lakers have found themselves in the position in which they'll be better when they sell Westbrook but could have abandoned the idea.
The worst part is that Westbrook is still adamant that he's an elite player. He took very little responsibility for his team's performance in his final interview last season. Westbrook has an ego in basketball that's extremely hard to break. Perhaps the folks over in NBA 2K23 can break that confidence down a bit though. The game's ratings are beginning to be released and Westbrook's rating is not one of a superstar player (which Westbrook claims to be). It's an average bench player.
Russell Westbrook was given an awful 78 percent overall score on NBA 2K23.
There was a lot of change with the Los Angeles Lakers when the team decided to sell Russell Westbrook last summer. Los Angeles traded legitimate NBA assets as well as a first-round selection in exchange for Westbrook in the move that was widely criticised when it was made. The critics of Cheap MT 2K23 the deal ended up being correct, because Westbrook was the most thorn in the team's way last season. The Lakers stand in a situation that they'd be better off in the event that they trade Westbrook but may have already decided to give up on the possibility of doing so.