Russell Westbrook 20/21 thread

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Post#21 » by Bergmaniac » Tue May 4, 2021 3:04 pm

He had so much fun in that Indiana game last night. The pace was insane, neither team played much D and it was just tailor made for his strengths. His passing was ridiculously good throughout, he only took 8 shots, but he completely dominated offensively.
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Post#22 » by JulesWinnfield » Fri May 7, 2021 3:30 pm

Not a great shooting night last night but another triple double (1 from tying Oscar career total) and a big win at Toronto to all but ensure their spot in the play in. Wizards are on fire right now, very fun to watch at the moment.

So far in May (granted just a 4 game sample) he’s averaging 25 pts 17 ast 16 reb on 56% TS. He’s the first player to register 50 assists and 50 rebounds in a 3 game span. Again it’s crazy how numb he is making everyone to this.
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Post#24 » by CumberlandPosey » Sun May 9, 2021 11:01 am

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some unreal games boxscore-wise in this somewhat manipulated-for-boxscore era but hey...if it would be easy many would do it but only one does it.
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Post#26 » by JulesWinnfield » Sun May 9, 2021 2:44 pm

This recent tear he’s on these aren’t even like triple doubles of the sneaking by variety. These aren’t normal triple doubles. He’s posting 15-15 (reb/ast) regularly. He’s not even sweating these and most games he has it locked up by the end of the 3rd. They’re 15-4 in their last 19 and he has been great. I can’t even nitpick at the TS% (though even that has been climbing of late) because the impact is clear. What he’s doing is frankly ridiculous but everyone is so numb to it at this point that it’s like barely a story.

Beal had a hammy last night though. Terrible timing with the play-in a week away. Hope he’s good to go
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Post#27 » by penbeast0 » Sun May 9, 2021 2:48 pm

The most impressive thing to me is that he hasn't been shooting as much and it's really helped. More OMG and less WTF plays to quote another Wiz board poster.
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Post#28 » by MartinToVaught » Tue May 11, 2021 1:54 am

Sucks that the game-winner didn't go in, but still, congrats to Russell WestGOAT on the new triple double record!

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Post#29 » by falcolombardi » Tue May 11, 2021 4:58 am

i worry being " the triple doubles guy" may reinforce the reputation of westbrook as a empty stats player if people remember him as a "gimmick player"

even analytics people often seem to handwave away advanced stats when it comes to him

westbrook co led near all time level okc teams with elite offenses (2013, 2016) but among most people. all the credit seems to be given to durant

as flawed of a player as west is, i think his best seasons and achievements dont receive a fair shake
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Post#30 » by JN61 » Sat May 15, 2021 7:17 am

Another triple double with 17 assists and one turnover. It seems he will average highest amount of assists per game since Stockton in mid 90s. I want to see him do this entire season. Hell try break Stockton's single season assist per game record. He is only player in the league capable of even trying that and would be major feather in his hat if he could do it.

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