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Unlike Stephen Curry and Tyreke Evans, Russell Westbrook plays for a good team, and that can do a lot for your statistical averages, but it is most often a negative impact when you are not the first option on offense.
Let me explain.
While Curry and Evans averaged bloated numbers in the rookie campaigns, it was more than likely the result of both the systems they play in and the state of the teams they play for.
The Kings and Warriors are very poor teams.
The Warriors were the second-fastest team in the NBA last season, averaging seven more points per game and many more shots taken than the Thunder. That means that there were more shots available for Stephen Curry and company to take. More shots equals more points, rebounds, and assists.
It also usually means a lower shooting percentage.
The Kings played in a slower paced system with very few offensive options, making Tyreke Evans' assist numbers very impressive.
But that also means that his points numbers would be inflated because of the sheer number of shots he was given.
Russell Westbrook had fewer shots taken with fewer plays called for him, along with playing in a system that plays at an average pace.
Since he plays next to Kevin Durant, I think it is fair to say that Westbrook's assist numbers would be inflated, but since he was the second or third option on offense, it is impressive that he would be able to get 16 points a night.
So, in a roundabout way, I said that all three players—Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Tyreke Evans—are about an equal distance away from being an elite level talent.