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Report: Russell Westbrook to Play Against James Harden, Chris Paul in Drew League

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots between Houston Rockets guards Patrick Beverley, rear, and James Harden, right, in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Report: Russell Westbrook to Play Against James Harden, Chris Paul in Drew League

Russell Westbrook typically enjoys his offseasons to himself and his teammates. Coming this Sunday, last year’s MVP will break step with the usual and participate in the Drew League, ESPN’s Marc Spears reports.

The Drew League is widely considered as the best pro-am league in the U.S., and is known for drawing Association stars. The style of play is closer to streetball than what’s played in the NBA.

To make things even more entertaining, Westbrook’s team — dubbed the Home Town Favorites — will square up against a team led by newly forged teammates Chris Paul and James Harden. The game is scheduled for Sunday in Los Angeles.

This will be the first time that Harden and Paul will play together since Paul was acquired by the Houston Rockets. Lou Williams and Montrezl Harell, who were part of the package that landed Paul in Houston, will team up with Paul and Harden on the L.A. Unified. Highly-touted prospect Marvin Bagley is also expected to join the Unified’s roster.

Ex-NBA player Dorell Wright and Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright are expected to team up with Westbrook on the Home Town Favorites.

 

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