Lakers star Westbrook signs with new agent

by Gordon Dixon - Lakers star Russell Westbrook said he's signed with agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports for his representation.

Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook says he's signed with new agent 6:25 PM ET ESPN Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook has signed with agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports for his representation, Westbrook told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday afternoon. Last month, Westbrook's former longtime agent, Thad Foucher of Wasserman, said he and Westbrook parted ways . Foucher cited "irreconcilable differences" in a statement and suggested that there was no longer full alignment with Westbrook about whether the former MVP should want to remain with the Lakers for the final season of his $47 million contract. Westbrook is entering the final season of a five-year maximum deal. The 33-year-old averaged 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 78 games last season.