Those who still in doubt has finally given an answered, "Whose team is this"? There was no arguing about it but to settlle on the court or the locker room thanks to Kevin Durant latching in Free Agency, we are all we need, just like he knows, the Oklahoma City Thunder are Russell Westbrook's team.
That's a cherry scary notion for anyone at all but now more than ever the Thunder needs him, we need him to do what he loves the most, playing basketball. Stephen Curry is a great shooter and ball manager, but he doesn't have 'THAT' move that Russ has. The world's been persuasively telling Curry that he has best past two season whereas Westbrook has achieved his respect in long haul.
Twenty Triple-Doubles Match? Westbrook led the NBA with 18 triple-doubles last season, the most season since Magic Johnson of L.A. Lakers had 18 in 1981-1982. Earlier 50 seasons, the only record player to gain respect from 20 triple-doubles in a season is Wilt Chamberlain, as Elias Sports Bureau research shows. Chamberlain had 31 in 1967-1968 and 22 in 1966-1967.
Highest Single-Season Percentage In NBA History? During 2014-2015 NBA season, Westbrook placed a usage percentage of 38.4 percent, the second-highest single-season usage percentage in NBA board history. Durant was limited to 27 games that season. Kobe Bryant has only recorded usage percentage at 38.7 percent in 2005-2006.
Twenty-Five Field Goal Efforts Per Game? In games, minus Durant during the past two seasons, Westbrook averaged 23.9 field goals per game. No other player has averaged 25.0 field goal attempts per game in a season other than since Bryant (27.2) and Allen Iverson (25.3) in 2005-2006.
Tiny Archibald is the only point guard in NBA history to average 25.0 shots per game. Amazingly he took 26.3 shots per game in 1972-1973.
Eight Rebounds Per Game? Westbrook has middled more than seven rebounds per game for the past two seasons, averaging 7.6 rebounds per game during that length. No other 'guard' roles are averaging even six rebounds per game in the past two seasons (James Harden is in second at 5.9 rebounds per game).
No other point guard could average eight rebounds per game, not with Jason Kidd (8.2) in 2006-07. The only other point guards to average eight rebounds per game in a season in NBA history are Oscar Robertson (five times), Fat Lever (four times), Magic Johnson (twice), and Darrell Walker (1989-90).
Trying For 160 Clutch-Time Field Goals? Westbrook tried 108 clutch-time field goals last season, fifth in the NBA career. In 2014-2015, a season Durant usually missed, Westbrook led the NBA with 120 clutch-time field goal attempts. The only player to attempt 160 clutch-time field goals in a season during the prior 20 seasons is LeBron James who attempted 162 in 2007-2008.
Forty Field Goals In The Final 24 Seconds? Westbrook took 32 shots in the final 24 seconds of the fourth quarter and overtime last season. On the other side, Damian Lillard and Zach LaVine (33) took more.
In summary of prior 20 seasons, the only player to take 40 shots in the final 24 seconds of the fourth quarter and overtime in a season is Stephon Marbury. In which he attempted 40 shots in 2001-2002.