TaylorTRoom wrote:My take? I have been critical of Westbrook, but only as a point guard, the guy driving and directing the offense. He has some great skills- athletic as hell, non stop motor, great finisher, great leader, great handle. His shot has been better than recently. His main weakness is his incredible confidence- it drives him to take over in crucial moments, keeping his team from ever reaching its potential as a unit.
I’m assuming that in Houston, he won’t be driving and initiating the offense, unless Harden is resting.
I don’t believe Westbrook would ever win a championship as a point guard. I believe he absolutely could win one as a combi guard.
Westbrook has to play point guard. He's useless off ball because he can't shoot consistently. He's still pretty athletic and can drive so having the ball in his hand isn't that bad. Historically he has been an above average passer and rebounder, even when not stat padding.
The most important thing that Westbrook can do is play defense this season. He should have the gas to do so, and needs to cover for Hardens' defensive weakness. Harden can skip defense and still be on a winning team since his offense and efficiency makes up for it. Not ideal but passable.