Russell Westbrook Has The Game Of a Future Superstar

March 3rd, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
This NBA season the Oklahoma City Thunder have defied their youth and inexperience, and displayed a rare brand of chemistry and maturity while mounting a serious charge up the standings in the Western Conference.

Much of the Thunder's success has centered around the brilliance of Kevin Durant, and rightfully so as he may be one of the most skilled and versatile players to enter the league in quite some time.

It's easy to get lost in the glare of Durant's shine even if you are a player like Russell Westbrook, who has been putting up some pretty impressive numbers of his own, while directing the Thunder's attack.

The second-year point guard from UCLA averages 16.7 points per game, 7.9 assists, and 5.1 rebounds; pretty good numbers for someone who is somewhat unfamiliar with the point guard position.

Westbrook had ball-handling responsibilities while attending UCLA, but Darren Collison was the point guard and primary director of the Bruins' offense, which thrived with Collison and Westbrook on the floor together.

Westbrook had the ability to play the point guard position, and OKC management must have felt the same, because th ...

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