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Russell Westbrook was the fourth overall pick of the 2008 NBA draft and the first-ever draft pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Many criticized this pick, saying that Westbrook was not really a point guard and that he would have no role at the next level.
Without a doubt, Westbrook proved the critics wrong. So why is he on this list?
Russ has a decision to make: Does he care more about winning, or does he care more about his own personal numbers?
At this moment, he appears to have chosen his stats. Westbrook is averaging a career-high 24.0 points per game on 47.1 percent shooting, which are great numbers.
However, the telling number is that his assists are down to merely 5.4 assists per game, the lowest since his rookie year.
Even though the Thunder have managed to win during the regular season, I have questions about them being able to pull it off in the playoffs, Especially if they were able to advance to the Finals against the Heat or Bulls.
If Westbrook gets caught in a power struggle offensively with Kevin Durant, then the Thunder have no chance. And that looks very likely to happen.
Until Westbrook can use his incredible physical gifts to truly set up his teammates, he won't be living up to his potential.