Russell Westbrook seems like he’s always winning even when he doesn’t play. During their dominant win against the Milwaukee Bucks, Westbrook didn’t end the game with a triple-double, finishing — according to the box score — with 12 points, 9 assists, and 10 rebounds, leaving him one assists shy of a triple-double.
Two days later, Westbrook recorded his fourth triple-double after the league reviewed this play:
Yes, Russ is still climbing the career triple-double rankings, even when he’s chilling at home with his family. According to Erik Horne, it’s the first time Westbrook has had 4 triple-doubles through his first seven games.
Russ is picking off where he left from last year. Westbrook is averaging 19.6 points on 47 percent shooting, 9.9 rebounds, and 11.7 assists. Of course his scoring is down because of the addition of two other superstars. However, because of those additions Westbrook 1.8 points on his assist number from last season.
In all actuality, Westbrook’s early averages put him ahead of schedule to beat his own triple-double record, according to CBS Sports.
He's averaging two more assists and one-and-a-half more rebound per game this campaign than he was at the same point of last season. Through the first seven games of 2016-17, Westbrook had two triple-doubles and was averaging 30.4 points, 9.8 assists and 8.4 rebounds.
It’s only a small sample size, but so far Russ’s game is not negatively impacted by other superstars, and in fact, may be playing better, while needing to do less, than ever before.