Following an October and November to remember, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has been named the KIA NBA Western Conference Player of the Month. Westbrook's stellar triple-double stat line of 31.2 points, 11.3 assists, and 10.5 rebounds for games played throughout October and November has illuminated the sporting world.
Also, during this span, Westbrook has accumulated a league-best nine triple-double performances. The 6’3 guard’s previous four all-around gems have coincided with a 4-0 undefeated streak for the Northwest Division-leading Oklahoma City Thunder.
Currently, Westbrook ranks both second in the league in scoring and assists, while placing tenth in rebounds. The five-time All-Star is averaging a triple-double deeper in the season (20 games) than any player over the past five decades.
Westbrook has now received the coveted NBA Player of the Month award for an impressive sixth time during his storied eight-year career. In 2015, Westbrook’s marquee performances following an injury to Kevin Durant netted him Player of the Month honors for February, March, and April.
During that much celebrated three-month run, Westbrook averaged 31.4 pts, 9.7 asts, and 8.6 rebounds. The 28-year-old MVP candidate was last named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month in March of 2016.
Overall, Russell Westbrook leads the NBA in usage percentage (41%) as his Oklahoma City Thunder sit at 12-8.