“They Don’t Understand the Russell Westbrook Math”: NBA Reddit Points out Lakers Star’s Incredible Proficiency at Finding Centers
Russell Westbrook has been an offensive threat his entire career. His vision and ability to find his team’s Big Men in and around the paint might just be his outstanding skill.
Contrary to more recent and popular belief, Westbrook has been exemplary on the offensive end for most of his career. Apart from being a consistent top scorer for the past ten years except for last season, he has also been instrumental in helping his teammates by dumping pennies and finding them in attacking positions. practice.
His vision and foresight have guided him in finding his shooters and scorers on the pitch throughout his career. But perhaps his best moments as a playmaker aren’t his ability to find his shooters and scorers.
It’s his ability to find the Big Men on his team whose attacking traits are best used around the paint.
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Mathematics of Russell Westbrook: How clever the guard is at finding his crosses!
The second half of his career witnessed Brodie’s affirmation as the Triple Double King. The former NBA MVP has established himself as the player with the most triple-doubles in NBA history.
A key aspect of achieving a triple-double is assists, where the 34-year-old holds incredible prowess. It was recently revealed, however, that out of his impeccable ability to help his teammates, his crosses benefit the most.
It turns out that centers who shared the floor with Westbrook score a 9-10% higher effective field goal percentage (efg). Including turnover probability, the nine-time NBA All-Star’s paint passes are expected to be 56-57%, with a 75% efg and a 25% turnover rate on assists.
A flawless eye for a bucket.
Plus, it showed best during his tenure with the Washington Wizards from 2020-2021, where his then-centers Robin Lopez, Alex Len and Daniel Gafford thrived under him. The trio combined for 25-28 points per game or 48 minutes.
On the Lakers, he now has Anthony Davis, Thomas Bryant and Wenyen Gabriel, who thrived on Westbrook’s craftsmanship.
Bryant’s stats, for his part, say he’s shooting 75% effective field goals with Westbrook, compared to 64% when away. Still, you wonder why he’s such a colossal force for a contending franchise? Well, take a look again.
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Westbrook enters the list of top 10 assists.
In their quest for a playoff spot, the Lakers are simultaneously synergized and playing cohesively. The addition of Rui Hachimura has certainly been an invigorating sight for the Laker faithful.
Despite a recent arbitration, the Lakers could finally achieve their goal. The Purple and Gold were successful at Madison Square Garden when they toppled the New York Knicks at home last night in a thrilling overtime encounter.
Prior to their game, the Lakers had made a stop at Barclays Center the previous night against Knicks counterparts the Brooklyn Nets. Although they lost, Brodie broke a record.
The game saw Westbrook cross paths with Gary Payton to cement himself in the history books as a distinctive playmaker of his time. There doesn’t seem to be any slowing down of the former NBA MVP at this rate.
Make no mistake, Russell Westbrook is on the prowl to break more records.
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