Every season Westbrook has contributed and gotten better for the team. In his first season he averaged 20.6 points, 5.9 assists, and 6.1 rebound, which is great numbers for a rookie! Has a point guard points aren't that important he's there to execute plays and get the ball in the right person's hands each game. In his second season (which they finished 50-32) he averaged 8 assist; he was becoming a way better passer. He continued to improve with 21.9 points, 8.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.9 steals a game his third year (which they finished 55-27). We can't forget this 11-12 season when they made it to the Finals against the Heat; Westbrook had a career high game 4 of 43 points, shooting 20/32. He ended 12-13 season averaging 23.2 points, 7.4 assist, and 5.2 rebounds a game. It proves a lot about him as a player when he stayed in game 2 of the playoffs against the Rockets and still finished with 29 points. Yes, the Thunder went on to beat the Rockets in 6 games but when it came to the Grizzlies they couldn't get it together. Without Westbrook to help Kevin Durant make plays and get the ball to him they just could not get it together. Perhaps if Reggie Jackson would have stepped up just maybe would they have a chance because they still had the experience in Fisher, post presence with Ibaka, Perkins, and Collison. And coming back from an injury is really tough, I know I've experienced my fair share. But even after a second surgery before this season he came back to have 8 triple-doubles! As far as turnovers go, his a point guard his going to have turnover, it just happens. Even Kevin Durant has turnovers, actually in games 3, and 5 Durant had more turnovers than Westbrook. My point is Westbrook is there to set the tone of the game, make plays, and put the ball in the right person's hands. You can deny that he is a great player and he is an asset to the Thunder. The Thunder can't just solely rely on Durant, eventually he might get hurt then what? Westbrook tries to alleviate some of the pressure off Durant. Even in an off night from Durant and Westbrook they still won game 4, thanks to Reggie Jackson though. Westbrook wouldn't need to be so aggressive if more players like Jackson, Shefelosha, or even Lamb if he was allowed to play would step up.
And I agree at the moment I am very angry at how this Grizz vs Thunder series is going but I still call OKC in 7!!
shneeba forfeited this round.