Westbrook is averaging over 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists per game in his nine games played and after Oklahoma City beat Minnesota 111-92 on Friday. Westbrook had 34 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Kevin Durant’s full-form self is still working its way back from his injury, but Durant wasn’t shy about praising his point guard in terms of the league’s best right now.
Via Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:
Kevin Durant’s case for Russell Westbrook as the league’s best point guard: pic.twitter.com/d0TIoQW8Jd
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 13, 2014
Durant’s argument is thorough and compelling. Plenty of people out there might simply feel uncomfortable giving the best point guard title to Westbrook simply because they don’t feel it’s his true position. He may not always play like the point guard you’d expect, but then you can also say that he’s completely evolving the position.
We talked about who the top five point guards are right now into the season on the new Two Guard Front podcast, and Westbrook was cited but not emphasized because he’s just now back from injury. He started the season on the kind of MVP trajectory that I expected, and now Russell Westbrook is making the same kind of noise that instantly puts him in the conversation as the best at his position in the league.