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Oklahoma City Thunder: 3 Ways Russell Westbrook Has Improved This Season
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Russell Westbrook has become a recent topic of conversation after tearing it up for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The reason is that he has become a much better individual player this season.

Despite the derision he receives from many different places, especially from ESPN First Take's Skip Bayless, Westbrook is actually playing the best basketball of his career. Although many have taken notice and even included him in the MVP discussion, many still think he hurts the Thunder more than helps.

Although he isn't a true pure point guard, Westbrook is vital to the success of the young team. Many say that he is a 2 guard, and they are right. To be honest, he is really the starting point and shooting guard for the team, especially as far as scoring and distributing go.

That is something that is held against him, even though it isn't anywhere near his fault. He plays where his team needs him, and this year he is doing it better than ever.

Here are three ways he has improved his game this season.

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