Russell Westbrook is benched by the Lakers due to their 0-4 start.

Since 2008, Russell Westbrook has not been an NBA reserve.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN says that Russell Westbrook.  

Will start coming off the bench for the "foreseeable future" for the Los Angeles Lakers. On Friday night, the Lakers will start LeBron James, Patrick .

Beverley, Troy Brown Jr., and Damian Jones against the Minnesota Timberwolves, snapping Westbrook's 1,007-game starting streak.The Oklahoma City .

Thunder rookie Westbrook last played as a reserve on Nov. 28, 2008. Westbrook missed the Lakers' 110-99 loss against the Denver Nuggets due to a strained left hamstring.

The 33-year-old former Kia MVP averages 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists this season. One double-double. He is slumping, shooting 28.9% from the floor and 1-for-12 from 3-point.  

Range Low back discomfort will sideline Anthony Davis on Friday. Los Angeles coach Darvin Ham said Davis felt soreness when he woke up Friday morning and that the team opted to be careful with the.

Often-injured big man.“You’re on the road, obviously it’s not your bed,” Ham remarked. “Just getting ahead of it and not wanting to put him in a make-or-break situation too early in the season. 

Why risk it Davis, who averages 24 points and 9.5 rebounds, will miss his first game. Los Angeles is 0-4 after Davis played 40 games last season.