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Westbrook is set to replace Jason Kidd as the most complete point guard in the NBA, only better. His speed, jumping ability, strength, and agility are best almost every player in the game pound-for-pound. He takes advantage of all these attributes and uses them to create the most all-around player out there.
Playing alongside Kevin Durant and Jeff Green, most expect Russell to accumulate big assist numbers, and he has, but what is astounding is the rate at which he is scoring and rebounding.
Despite playing with one of the league's best young scorers, Westbrook always seems to get his as well. He's putting up 22 points per game this season and his PPG have increased in each of his first two seasons.
Another huge thing Russell brings to the table is rebounding. He just has a nose for the basketball. And when your point guard can rebound and get out into the break quickly, good things happen. Russell is bringing in seven per game up to this point.
The most impressive thing about Westbrook has to be how far he has come with his shot. Coming into the league, it was the big knock on him. So, teams made him shoot. That's not going to work for much longer as Russell is shooting at an improved percentage from both his first two seasons and it looks a lot better as well.
Russell's emergence as the league's best point guard early in the year has been quite the surprise. Let's see if he can keep up this level of play and continue to improve throughout the year.