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2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

28.1

REB

7.3

AST

8.6

STL

2.1

BLK

0.2

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

After an injury-shortened 2013-14 in which he played in only 46 games, Westbrook appears to be at full strength heading into the 2014-15 season, and that's music to the ears of the Thunder and potential fantasy owners alike. The 25-year-old, who has had three different surge...

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 190 lbs   DOB: 11/12/1988  College: University of California Los Angeles   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a multi-year contract with the Sonics in July 2008. The Thunder exercised their team option in October 2009, keeping Westbrook under contract through 2010-2011. Thunder exercised fourth-option in October 2010, keeping him signed through the 2011-12 season. Agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal through the 2016-2017 season in January of 2012.

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Westbrook scored 37 points (11-20 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 13-17 FT) with eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Timberwolves.

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Russell Westbrook NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 82 32.5 15.3 4.9 5.3 1.3 0.2 0.4 39.8 81.5 3.3 2.2 2.7 1.6 27.1 5.3 13.4 4.3 5.2
2009-10 20 82 34.3 16.1 4.9 8.0 1.3 0.4 0.3 41.8 78.0 3.3 1.7 3.1 1.3 22.1 5.9 14.1 4.0 5.1
2010-11 21 OKC 82 34.7 21.9 4.6 8.2 1.9 0.4 0.4 44.2 84.2 3.9 1.5 3.1 1.3 33.0 7.5 17.0 6.5 7.7
2011-12 22 OKC 66 35.3 23.6 4.6 5.5 1.7 0.3 0.9 45.7 82.3 3.6 1.5 3.1 3.0 31.6 8.8 19.2 5.2 6.3
2012-13 23 OKC 82 34.9 23.2 5.2 7.4 1.8 0.3 1.2 43.8 80.0 3.3 1.4 3.9 3.7 32.3 8.2 18.7 5.6 7.0
2013-14 24 OKC 46 30.7 21.8 5.7 6.9 1.9 0.2 1.5 43.7 82.6 3.8 1.2 4.5 4.7 31.8 7.5 17.2 5.3 6.4
2014-15 25 OKC 67 34.4 28.1 7.3 8.6 2.1 0.2 1.3 42.6 83.5 4.4 1.9 5.4 4.3 29.9 9.4 22.0 8.1 9.8
Preseason Projections 26 OKC 79 35.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Russell Westbrook

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Russell Westbrook NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 35.0 36.5 9.5 7.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 51.1 84.0 4.5 1.0 8.5 5.0 40.0 12.0 23.5 10.5 12.5
Last 14 Days 5 34.8 34.2 7.0 6.8 2.2 0.0 2.2 50.4 77.3 3.8 0.8 6.2 6.2 35.5 12.6 25.0 6.8 8.8
Last 30 Days 13 35.8 29.6 7.4 8.7 1.8 0.4 1.8 41.9 79.2 4.5 1.4 6.0 6.3 29.3 10.1 24.1 7.6 9.6
Last 5 Games 5 34.8 34.2 7.0 6.8 2.2 0.0 2.2 50.4 77.3 3.8 0.8 6.2 6.2 35.5 12.6 25.0 6.8 8.8
Last 10 Games 10 37.6 33.0 8.1 7.8 1.6 0.2 2.1 42.4 78.0 4.7 1.4 6.7 7.2 29.2 11.2 26.4 8.5 10.9
Last 20 Games 20 36.9 30.0 8.0 9.6 2.2 0.4 1.9 41.0 82.9 5.5 1.7 6.4 6.0 31.7 9.6 23.3 9.0 10.9

 

Russell Westbrook Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Russell Westbrook – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

53.6%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Russell Westbrook has a true shooting percentage of 53.6%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2014-15

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Russell Westbrook NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 82 36.0 16.9 5.4 5.9 1.5 0.2 0.5 39.8 81.5 3.7 2.4 3.0 1.7 27.1 5.9 14.8 4.7 5.8
2009-10 20 82 36.0 16.9 5.1 8.3 1.4 0.4 0.3 41.8 78.0 3.4 1.8 3.3 1.3 22.1 6.2 14.8 4.2 5.4
2010-11 21 OKC 82 36.0 22.7 4.8 8.5 2.0 0.4 0.4 44.2 84.2 4.0 1.5 3.3 1.3 33.0 7.8 17.6 6.7 8.0
2011-12 22 OKC 66 36.0 24.1 4.6 5.6 1.7 0.3 1.0 45.7 82.3 3.7 1.5 3.2 3.0 31.6 8.9 19.6 5.3 6.4
2012-13 23 OKC 82 36.0 23.9 5.4 7.6 1.8 0.3 1.2 43.8 80.0 3.4 1.4 4.0 3.8 32.3 8.5 19.3 5.8 7.2
2013-14 24 OKC 46 36.0 25.5 6.7 8.1 2.2 0.2 1.7 43.7 82.6 4.5 1.4 5.3 5.5 31.8 8.8 20.2 6.2 7.5
2014-15 25 OKC 67 36.0 29.5 7.6 9.0 2.2 0.2 1.3 42.6 83.5 4.6 1.9 5.7 4.5 29.9 9.8 23.0 8.5 10.2
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Russell Westbrook NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 82 2668 1256 399 435 110 16 35 39.8 81.5 274 178 221 129 27.1 436 1095 349 428
2009-10 20 82 2815 1322 401 652 108 34 23 41.8 78.0 268 143 258 104 22.1 485 1160 329 422
2010-11 21 OKC 82 2847 1793 379 670 155 30 34 44.2 84.2 316 121 258 103 33.0 614 1390 531 631
2011-12 22 OKC 66 2331 1558 301 362 112 21 62 45.7 82.3 239 96 205 196 31.6 578 1266 340 413
2012-13 23 OKC 82 2861 1903 428 607 145 24 97 43.8 80.0 273 111 317 300 32.3 673 1535 460 575
2013-14 24 OKC 46 1412 1002 263 319 88 7 68 43.7 82.6 177 55 208 214 31.8 346 791 242 293
2014-15 25 OKC 67 2302 1886 488 574 140 14 86 42.6 83.5 293 124 364 288 29.9 627 1471 546 654
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Russell Westbrook NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 19 82 32.5 48.9 41.4 21.8 13.8 1.6 14.7
2009-10 20 82 34.3 49.1 42.8 28.8 11.8 2.4 18.1
2010-11 21 OKC 82 34.7 53.8 45.4 25.2 11.9 2.1 22.4
2011-12 22 OKC 66 35.3 53.8 48.1 17.7 11.7 1.5 20.5
2012-13 23 OKC 82 34.9 53.2 47.0 22.8 10.2 2.2 22.6
2013-14 24 OKC 46 30.7 54.5 48.0 22.5 12.5 1.8 21.9
2014-15 25 OKC 67 34.4 53.6 45.5 21.9 11.2 2.0 27.7
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Russell Westbrook 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 15 at MIN 32 37 8 7 2 0 4 11 20 13 17 2 5 0 8 2
Apr 13 POR 38 36 11 7 2 0 5 13 27 8 8 2 5 2 9 5
Apr 12 at IND 40 54 9 8 1 0 2 21 43 7 11 5 15 1 8 5
Apr 10 SAC 38 27 5 10 0 0 4 11 19 4 4 1 4 1 4 3
Apr 7 SAS 26 17 2 2 6 0 4 7 16 2 4 1 2 0 2 3
Apr 5 HOU 41 40 11 13 0 0 4 12 29 12 15 4 11 1 10 5
Apr 3 at MEM 38 18 7 7 1 1 5 5 20 8 13 0 3 3 4 2
Apr 1 DAL 44 31 11 11 1 0 6 10 32 9 11 2 11 3 8 4
Mar 29 at PHO 38 33 9 7 3 1 4 10 29 12 14 1 7 2 7 3
Mar 28 at UTA 41 37 8 6 0 0 9 12 29 10 12 3 9 1 7 4
Mar 25 at SAS 26 16 4 7 2 0 4 5 16 6 6 0 3 1 3 1
Mar 24 LAL 30 27 2 11 2 1 2 9 17 7 8 2 3 0 2 3
Mar 22 MIA 34 12 9 17 4 2 5 5 16 1 2 1 4 3 6 3
Mar 20 ATL 44 36 10 14 1 0 6 8 24 17 17 3 6 2 8 3
Mar 18 BOS 40 36 5 10 5 0 7 8 26 19 22 1 6 2 3 5
Mar 16 at DAL 36 24 8 12 4 1 7 7 17 9 10 1 4 1 7 6
Mar 15 CHI 41 36 11 6 1 0 4 12 27 10 13 2 6 1 10 1
Mar 13 MIN 35 29 10 12 2 0 8 11 24 4 4 3 6 4 6 1
Mar 11 LAC 36 24 9 7 2 0 10 5 14 11 13 3 6 2 7 4
Mar 8 TOR 40 30 11 17 4 1 9 9 21 11 13 1 4 3 8 1
Mar 5 at CHI 38 43 8 7 2 0 5 14 32 12 15 3 5 2 6 3
Mar 4 PHI 42 49 15 10 3 1 4 16 33 16 20 1 4 3 12 3
Mar 1 at LAL                                
Feb 27 at POR 37 40 13 11 1 0 6 14 32 12 14 0 1 5 8 1
Feb 26 at PHO 43 39 14 11 3 0 4 12 38 14 16 1 10 3 11 3
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Feb 24 IND 28 20 11 10 1 0 5 8 19 3 3 1 3 0 11 1
Feb 22 DEN 27 21 8 17 0 0 2 8 12 3 5 2 3 1 7 1
Feb 21 at CHA 35 33 7 10 1 0 6 12 27 9 9 0 3 2 5 2
Feb 19 DAL 36 34 5 10 2 0 6 9 17 14 14 2 4 2 3 3
Feb 11 MEM 32 24 9 9 1 0 4 4 15 15 15 1 3 1 8 1
Feb 9 at DEN 32 26 5 9 0 0 1 8 14 9 12 1 2 1 4 1
Feb 8 LAC 32 19 11 5 1 0 5 6 19 6 6 1 4 2 9 2
Feb 6 NOP 40 48 9 11 4 0 3 15 28 15 15 3 5 3 6 4
Feb 4 at NOP 40 45 6 6 1 1 6 18 31 7 9 2 6 0 6 2
Feb 2 ORL 38 25 11 14 4 1 2 8 15 8 8 1 3 1 10 1
Jan 31 at MEM 32 14 6 5 0 0 3 5 16 3 4 1 3 1 5 4
Jan 28 at NYK 35 40 4 4 2 1 4 13 30 12 12 2 8 0 4 1
Jan 26 MIN 31 18 4 5 1 0 4 7 22 4 6 0 3 1 3 2
Jan 25 at CLE 40 22 9 11 2 1 2 7 26 5 7 3 6 4 5 3
Jan 23 at ATL 36 22 3 11 3 0 4 8 16 4 6 2 4 1 2 3
Jan 21 at WAS 42 32 8 8 1 0 3 12 28 8 10 0 4 2 6 4
Jan 20 at MIA 35 19 10 6 4 0 3 8 17 3 4 0 2 5 5 2
Jan 18 at ORL 24 17 1 6 1 1 4 7 12 3 6 0 3 1 0 2
Jan 16 GSW 36 17 15 16 4 0 3 7 19 2 4 1 4 3 12 4
Jan 15 at HOU 38 16 8 8 5 0 8 6 13 3 4 1 3 3 5 5
Jan 9 UTA 38 25 4 12 3 0 3 9 17 6 6 1 1 1 3 3
Jan 7 at SAC 27 10 7 4 1 0 7 3 19 4 5 0 5 3 4 4
Jan 5 at GSW 29 22 7 5 1 0 2 5 21 11 14 1 5 4 3 2
Jan 2 WAS 30 22 3 6 2 0 2 8 23 6 7 0 3 0 3 5
Dec 31 PHO 17 20 4 4 1 0 1 5 13 9 10 1 2 2 2 1
Dec 28 at DAL 36 18 9 9 5 0 5 6 23 6 9 0 1 3 6 5
Dec 26 CHA 25 29 2 5 2 1 6 11 21 6 6 1 1 1 1 2
Dec 25 at SAS 35 34 5 11 5 0 4 14 28 6 8 0 1 1 4 0
Dec 23 POR 39 40 10 6 3 0 2 16 34 7 9 1 5 5 5 6
Dec 21 NOP 35 29 5 8 3 0 6 10 27 9 11 0 6 4 1 2
Dec 19 at LAL 36 31 5 10 1 0 1 9 22 13 13 0 1 0 5 2
Dec 18 at GSW 40 33 3 8 2 0 6 11 30 8 12 3 10 1 2 2
Dec 16 at SAC 32 32 6 7 4 0 1 11 20 9 12 1 3 3 3 4
Dec 14 PHO 27 28 8 8 2 0 3 7 18 13 13 1 4 4 4 2
Dec 12 at MIN 36 34 6 6 2 0 4 12 19 8 9 2 3 1 5 3
Dec 11 CLE 36 26 7 8 1 0 4 12 24 2 2 0 2 1 6 0
Dec 9 MIL 32 28 5 7 3 0 5 8 16 12 15 0 2 2 3 5
Dec 7 at DET 35 22 11 7 0 0 4 9 19 3 6 1 3 1 10 1
Dec 5 at PHI 31 27 5 7 2 0 6 8 14 10 14 1 3 0 5 3
Dec 2 at NOP 33 21 6 7 2 0 7 6 20 8 9 1 4 1 5 3
Nov 28 NYK 24 32 7 8 1 0 3 12 17 5 7 3 4 4 3 2
Nov 26 UTA                                
Nov 23 GSW                                
Nov 21 BKN                                
Nov 19 at DEN                                
Nov 18 at UTA                                
Nov 16 HOU                                
Nov 14 DET                                
Nov 12 at BOS                                
Nov 11 at MIL                                
Nov 9 SAC                                
Nov 7 MEM                                
Nov 4 at TOR                                
Nov 3 at BKN                                
Nov 1 DEN                                
Oct 30 at LAC 9 2 0 4 1 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Oct 29 at POR 33 38 3 6 3 0 2 11 26 15 16 1 2 2 1 3

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

Russell Westbrook: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Westbrook had his technical foul from Sunday's game rescinded and he will play Monday against the Trail Blazers, The Oklahoman reports.

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Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points (21-43 FG, 5-15 3Pt, 7-11 FT) Sunday in a loss to the Pacers. He came close to a triple-double with nine rebounds and eight assists.

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Westbrook picked up his 16th technical foul of the season during Sunday's loss to the Pacers, leaving him on track to be suspended for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers.

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Westbrook posted 27 points, five rebounds, and 10 assists in 38 minutes of action Friday against the Kings.

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Westbrook had 40 points (12-29 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 12-15 FT), 11 rebounds and 13 assists in 41 minutes. He also collected his 15th technical foul of the season, and if he gets another during the regular season, he'll be suspended one game.

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Westbrook went cold from the field (5-20) Friday against the Grizzlies, but was still able to post a strong performance. He contributed 18 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and one block in 38 minutes of action.

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Westbrook scored 31 points (10-32 FG, 2-11 3Pt, 9-11 FT) with 11 rebounds, 11 assists and one steal in 44 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Mavericks.

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Westbrook currently has 15 technical fouls. If he gets another before the end of the regular season, he will receive an automatic one-game suspension.

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Westbrook scored 33 points (10-29 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 12-14 FT) with nine rebounds, seven assists, a block and three steals in 38 minutes Sunday as the Thunder defeated the Suns.

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Westbrook scored 37 points (12-29 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 10-12 FT) with eight rebounds and six assists in 41 minutes Saturday, as the Thunder fell to the Jazz.

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Westbrook posted 16 points, four rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in 26 minutes of action Wednesday against the Spurs.

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Westbrook scored 12 points (5-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) along with 10 rebounds and 17 assists in 34 minutes against the Heat on Sunday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Westbrook was something of an iron man for the Thunder last season, starting all 82 games for a team expected to challenge for a spot in the NBA Finals. But a torn meniscus in his right knee cut his season – and the Thunder's – a bit short; OKC managed to beat Houston in the first round, but lost to Memphis in the conference semifinals. Westbrook should make a complete recovery from April surgery and be his old, explosive self, but he may not be completely recovered for the season opener. And it may take even longer before his confidence returns fully. Bear in mind – Westbrook's style of play, and his trademark, nigh-unstoppable pull-up jumper – puts an awful lot of strain on his knees. If he isn't his old, fearless self, his overall game (and his fantasy numbers) could take a significant hit. It's not like he can simply rely on his jump shot (32 percent 3Pt in 2012-13). Like several other high-scoring point guards, Westbrook might benefit from some minutes playing off the ball, which would allow him to concentrate on getting his own shot at times. OKC doesn't really have a proven backup point guard that would allow that, but the team is reportedly high on third-year player Reggie Jackson, who may grow into the role.

2012-13

Westbrook might be the top point guard of his generation--a group that includes 2011 MVP Derrick Rose. His athleticism is nothing short of breathtaking. There isn't a guard in the league that can stay in front of Westbrook when he gets room to operate off the dribble. And he's developed a pull-up jumper that ranks as one of the league's most unstoppable moves. The only real question is whether or not he's a true point guard. He played off the ball in college and, at times, seems more comfortable as scorer than a facilitator. The numbers bear that out. His assist average dropped to 5.5 last year after spending the previous three in the eight-plus range. With extra seasoning, Westbrook continues to improve his shot. He hit almost twice as many three-pointers in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season as he did in 2010-11. The additional threes didn't hurt his overall shooting numbers; he posted a career-best 45.7 FG percentage last season. He is also an excellent rebounder for his position. Probably the most reassuring thing about drafting Westbrook is that fact that he has yet to miss a game in his NBA career.

2011-12

Russell Westbrook spent much of last season making the argument that he’s neck-and-neck with Derrick Rose for “top young point in the NBA” honors. He spent the playoffs showing how far he still has to go. Westbrook finished the season with a scoring average just under 22 ppg – second only to Rose among point guards – while racking up 8.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds. And he’s got room to improve; bear in mind, he’s still just 22 and relatively new to the point guard position; at UCLA, he mostly played off the ball. That inexperience showed against better competition in the postseason, when Westbrook drew heavy criticism for taking over too much of a scoring role at the expense of his all-world teammate Kevin Durant. Westbrook may continue to develop as a scoring guard and hand over some of the ball-handling responsibility to James Harden or Eric Maynor, or simply learn to pick his spots better. Either way, he’ll be a tremendous fantasy value.

2010-11

Westbrook's development over two NBA seasons is nothing short of staggering. Remember, Westbrook didn't even play the point much in college, and was drafted primarily for his defense. He was brought along slowly, playing off the ball for much of his rookie season. But after year two of his NBA career, he's regarded as one of the better young points in the league and is spending this summer as a key part of Team USA's World Championship roster. Westbrook has much in common with Rajon Rondo; both are outstanding athletes and stellar defenders who move the ball well and can break down defenses off the dribble. And like Rondo, Westbrook's outside shot is spotty at best. But unlike Rondo, Westbrook actually does use his three to keep defenses honest; he had 40 makes on the season on just .270 shooting from long range; that number contributed to his overall .417 shooting from the field. Look for Westbrook to continue to improve along with his Thunder teammates; though he's entering his third year in the league, Westbrook won't hit age 22 until the second week of the season.

2009-10

Westbrook’s first season for the Thunder may become the template used for all rookie point guards in years to come. Westbrook came into the NBA as yet another backcourt ‘tweener – primarily a shooting guard in college, who would need to transition to the point to survive in the NBA. The Thunder – knowing that they had virtually no chance of competing in the stacked Western Conference anyway – brought their prized rookie along slowly, with most of his minutes coming at the two spot initially. By season’s end, Westbrook was firmly entrenched as the starter and a key part of one of the most promising young rosters in the league – allowing Thunder management to pass on uber-hyped point guard prospect Ricky Rubio in the 2009 draft. As a fantasy player, think of Westbrook as Rajon Rondo-lite. Like the Celtics’ point, Westbrook is a supreme athlete and outstanding defender, but his floor leadership (274 turnovers) and outside shot (just over 27 percent from three, with 129 attempts on the year) need some work. He’s an excellent rebounder for his position, snagging just under five boards per game as a rookie.

2008-09

Oklahoma City is rebuilding with defense, so it shouldn't have been a surprise when the team selected one of the best defenders in the draft with the fourth overall pick last June. Westbrook will see significant minutes as the team evaluates whether he is indeed the point guard of the future. He'll see time at shooting guard, as well, and likely will be used late in games for his defense. If Westbrook proves capable of directing the offense, he could start at point guard by season's end with mentor Earl Watson coming off the bench. Otherwise, he'll back up the guard positions and start at the two-spot when Kevin Durant starts at the three. Westbrook has a good mid-range jumper, but would be more valuable if he developed a long-range shot. Skilled in transition where his excellent athleticism serves him well, Westbrook needs to show he can play a half-court game, too.