RUSSELL WESTBROOK (HOU)
PG • 6’3, 200 lbs; 12th year, UCLA
NBA ROLE: ALL-WORLD SUPERSTAR
Russell Westbrook: top-flight lead guard, perennial MVP candidate; let’s start here: Westbrook is THE most athletic PG of all time – it’s evident w/ each blinding first step, (seemingly) impossible finish (in traffic) & mutilating throw down; legitimately explosive from everywhere on the court – rare superstar gene: particularly when Russ decides he wants to score*; exceptional rebounder & playmaker (specializes in collapsing defenses and finding open teammates); walking trip-dub – Westbrook has very few weaknesses; feasts below the 3-pt. line, loves pull-up Js after 1-2 bounces; still prone to turning the ball over and is vilified for poor shot selection but Russ has a genuine, alpha mentality; does not understand what it means to take a game off or play lax • insatiable hunger to win, wants to destroy you in the process**; reunited w/ James Harden – can Russ add NBA Champion to his resume?
*Russ has unlimited scoring options: drives, pull-ups, step backs, fadeaways, etc.
**AVG. a triple-double in 3 consecutive seasons! ('17-'19)
SHAMM --> DIME!
MORE ON “RUSS”
Career: 23 points/game, 8.4 assists/game, 7 rebounds/game, 43% FG
NBA MVP (2017)
2x All-NBA First Team (’16-’17)
8x All-Star (Last: 2019)
2x ASG MVP (’15, ’16)
Olympic Gold Medalist (2012)
(FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K20 RATING: 90