Through the early portion of the season, Russell Westbrook has been on an absolute tear. He is currently averaging a triple-double with 31.2 points, 11.3 assists and 10.5 rebounds per game. An important aspect to that has been his rebounding, which Westbrook revealed why he has been to do that at a high clip.
Russell Westbrook “You gotta want [the rebound] more than the others. Every play matters. ” pic.twitter.com/ViVXkqFoKE
— Torrey Purvey (@TorreyPurvey) December 1, 2016
Westbrook has adopted that mindset even more so over the last couple of years becoming an all-around player. He has already notched 16 double-doubles, including nine triple-doubles in the first 20 games played. Westbrook also currently ranks second in the NBA in scoring and assists, and 11th in rebounding.
The 27-year-old’s torrid pace doesn’t seem to have an end in sight. If he can average a triple-double throughout the season, it would make him just the second player in league history to do so joining Hall of Famer Oscar Robinson. All in all, Westbrook is playing at an other-worldly level that could become arguably the best individual season of all-time.