What is important is Oklahoma understanding his strengths and weaknesses and building the rest of the team around him accordingly.
I couldn't agree with this more
I'm going to ignore the people who say "I don't care about his stats" because I find that to be a nonstarter. If you are judging him by some metric of intangibles then I guess we'll just agree to disagree. He has, as Fan_from_VT put it, monster production.
I agree that his AST/TO ratio is bad but I would argue that his TOs aren't abnormally high, his assists are just low. He has the same number of TOs per game as Rondo last season, just half the assists. Then again Rondo had the best shooting team last season. Westbrook had #13. I know that can be a product of the PGs but it's a fair point nonetheless.
Further, his assists average for last season was down from the 2 seasons before we he hovered around 8. He certainly has the ability. He's just had to do different things as the team changes. He averaged 12 more points than Rondo last season. Assuming 2pt-ers and 50% shooting that is 12 more shots, or possessions. That is 12 more times he could have gotten an assist. Assume 50% shooting again for the passes and that is 6 more assists which puts him up there with Rondo.
I was about to say, top 15 IN PGs... lol, how many good PGs are even in the league?!
And i hate to nitpick man but he was 8th in the league in steals not top 5, but more importantly, being top 15 in PG's as a good stat?
Okay. Top 15 IN ASSISTS
. He was the #1 scoring PG and #1 rebounding PG and top 5 in steals among PGs. I know I lumped that in with the scoring thing and that was probably confusing. Top 15 in the NBA isn't so bad to me, especially when that is your worst stat.
The westbrook hate is not restricted to this forum...some people just call it as they see it...extremely gifted and extremely stupid basketball player
My whole thread was to say I disagree and then to present numbers to back up my point of view. I think a very stupid player can't average the kind of numbers Westbrook has been putting up for the past 2 seasons. I'm not hiring him to do my taxes or anything but I think he's a pretty good PG who is growing up fast on a title contender. It's crazy to me people think he's, and I'm quoting, selfish, dumb, egotistical and a baby. I disagree with all of that. He's not Einstein but he's not a box of rocks either. He's a top PG in the NBA, by the numbers and by the results.