Last night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Russell Westbrook recorded his 107th career triple-double. This feat positioned Brodie in third place, matching Jason Kidd in the all-time triple-double list and now only trails Oscar Robertson (181) and Magic Johnson (138). Westbrook only needed 760 games as compared to 1,247 for Kidd.
Westbrook bounced back from a dismal performance against the Nuggets, and created a more ‘complete’ game with 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists. Russ is one of the biggest names in the NBA and can easily be placed in the top 5 players in the league. Yeah, he won the MVP back in 2017, but there’s something very different about him this year.
Everyone looks at him and believes that there is always another level to his game. You would think averaging a triple double in a season would be astronomical, but it kinda seemed to be #standard. The difference this year, is that Westbrook exists more within the Thunder universe, rather than being it.
Russ is finally getting some help within the roster, and that player is Dennis Schroder. The native German is averaging 16.8 points with 5 assists per game in his first season with the Thunder. The only other teammate to average 15 points and 5 assists in a season was Kevin Durant.
Side Note: Twitter was on fire with jokes about Kawhi Leonard reportedly signing with New Balance.
Catch you Monday.