Russell Westbrook has a well-chronicled love/hate relationship with the talking head media. Lest we feel the urge to skip down memory lane, the commentary is out there if you are so inclined. What we are beginning to see now however is a recognition that, hey, this Westbrook guy is not only pretty talented, but is translating his prodigious athletic ability into a winning brand of basketball. SB Nation Kansas City's Eddie Maisonet has this to say:
Westbrook's evolution as a playmaker has been evident, and the stats back it up. Let me just throw share a couple of factoids with you real quick that you may or may not have known.
- Russell Westbrook is 6th in the NBA in scoring, 21.1
- T-4th in assists, 8.5
- T-6th in steals, 1.95
- T-8th in free throw attempts, 5.9
- T-1st in OHSHITHEJUSTDIDTHATWOWGOODNESSGRACIOUS (tied with LeBron James)