The Los Angeles Lakers formed a new Big 3 with the acquisition of Russell Westbrook early in the offseason, and head coach Frank Vogel couldn’t be any happier.

Aside from getting an elite talent in Westbrook to boost their championship aspirations, though, Vogel has another reason to be pleased with the trade for Brodie: he doesn’t have to play against him anymore and can now stop coming up with plans to contain him–with the 29 other teams getting that burden now.

“Well, the biggest thing is that I no longer have to be afraid to play him (laughs). That’s the No. 1 thing. I’m excited to have him on my side… He’s just the ultimate competitor. He’s going to do whatever it takes to win basketball games, and I’m happy to have that on my side,” the Lakers coach told Nick Hamilton of Nitecast Media when asked what he’s most excited about having Westbrook, via SB Nation.