Through the first three games of the 2016-17 season, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has been on an absolute tear. He has been playing an MVP-caliber level as the leading force for his team. According to ESPN, he has made NBA history with his absurd level of production through the first week of the season.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 31, 2016
In light of Kevin Durant’s departure, Westbrook has been playing at an even higher level than ever before. He has excelled in his primary offensive role with the Thunder being both a playmaker and leading scorer. It could pave way to him realistically threatening to become the first player to average a triple-double for a season since Oscar Robertson.
Westbrook is currently averaging an eye-popping 38.7 points, 11.7 assists, and 12.3 rebounds per game. This includes dropping the first 51-point triple-double since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1975. More importantly, this may lead to him winning his first NBA MVP award.