Russell Westbrook
PG OKC
2 days ago

Westbrook posted 15 points (5-22 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), nine rebounds and nine assists across 38 minutes in Friday's 104-101 loss to the Spurs

EDGE Analysis

There may be no such thing as a 'poor' triple-double, but Westbrook came just shy of one Friday despite experiencing one of worst shooting nights this season. He shot a horrible 22.7 from the floor and failed to make a 3-pointer for only the fourth time this season. It's hard to criticize the MVP, but the Thunder are blowing huge leads left and right and something needs to be done to fix the chemistry between their three All-Stars. Chemistry won't help if Westbrook has a cold shot, though. As usual, he's still a must-start despite his recent troubles.

Russell Westbrook
PG OKC
4 days ago

Westbrook posted 21 points (6-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and four steals across 32 minutes in Wednesday's 92-79 win over the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

Although Westbrook led the team in scoring, Wednesday's contest marks the fourth straight game without a double-double or triple-double, a statistical trait we've come to expect from last year's MVP. He also attempted only 13 field goals, his fewest since October 31st against the Bucks. Regardless, Westbrook remains a marquee fantasy standout and is a must-start on every slate.

Russell Westbrook
PG OKC
1 week ago

Westbrook scored 27 points (6-18 FG, 3-5 3PT, 12-13 FT) to go along with six rebounds, five assists and three steals over 32 minutes in Sunday's 112-99 win over Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

While he struggled with his shot (33.3 percent on Sunday), Westbrook still collected 27 points against Dallas. Within this big three, the reigning league MVP has been impacted the most from an offensive standpoint. Westbrook, who averaged 31.6 points a year ago, was averaging 19.7 points entering Sunday. While he is still in the range of 20 points and 10 assists per game, it cannot be denied that Westbrook's MVP-caliber numbers have taken a sizable hit thanks to the collective presence of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony presence in the offense.

Russell Westbrook
PG OKC
1 week ago

Westbrook posted 22 points (8-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and three steals across 34 minutes in Friday's 120-11 win over the Clippers.

EDGE Analysis

Westbrook's less-than-expected numbers are directly linked to his usage when he's on the floor. He's attempted an average of seven fewer field goals per game compared to last year, even though his minutes are practically the same. The additions of Paul Geroge and Carmelo Anthony are making life complicated for Westbrook owners, but if it leads to more wins like Wednesday's game, it's highly doubtful that the coaching staff will adjust their current gameflow .

Russell Westbrook
PG OKC
1 week ago

Westbrook scored 13 points (6-22 FG, 1-6 3PT, 0-3 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and three steals across 35 minutes in Thursday's 102-94 loss to Denver.

EDGE Analysis

Westbrook was ice cold from the floor, shooting 27.3 percent on Thursday. The Oklahoma City guard clearly struggled with his shot from long range, sinking one out of six three-point attempts. A 41.3 percent shooter for the season, Westbrook looks to turn it around against the Clippers.

Russell Westbrook
PG OKC
2 weeks ago

Westbrook scored 20 points (7-21 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 94-86 loss to the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Westbrook struggled with his shot Tuesday and also committed seven turnovers in what was a surprising loss against a bad Kings squad. It's not a surprise that Westbrook's scoring numbers have dropped dramatically this season with Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in the fold, but he's still an elite fantasy option as he's averaging 20.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 10.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.7 three-pointers per game.

Russell Westbrook
PG OKC
2 weeks ago

Westbrook tallied 25 points (10-25 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 2-7 FT), nine assists, six rebounds and two steals across 36 minutes in Sunday's 103-99 loss to the Trail Blazers.

EDGE Analysis

While Westbrook continues to put up great numbers, he's been way below his averages in two categories - points and free throw percentage. He's currently scoring 11 points off his 2016 average at 20.1 points per game, and after a dreadful 2-for-7 at the line Sunday, his free-throw percentage has dropped to 58.8 over nine games, which is a huge dropoff from last year. Any negative commentary on Westbrook won't move the needle for him with regards to his usage, but an acknowledgment of his dropoff in the new-look Thunder lineup is necessary.because when you look at Westbrook's nine years in the league, his MVP year is clearly the exception, not the rule. A positive spin on Westbrook is that his assist totals will either stay steady or rise due to the improved talent around him, which should help assuage the mild disappointment from those owners that drafted him with a number one pick.

Russell Westbrook
PG OKC
2 weeks ago

Wrstbrook scored 19 points (7-20 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 11 assists, six rebounds and a steal in 38 minutes during Friday's 101-94 loss to the Celtics.

EDGE Analysis

He also committed five fouls and six turnovers against a tough Boston defense, however, and while all three of OKC's superstars recorded double-doubles on the night, there are clearly still some growing pains to work through for Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George before they gel into a squad that can challenge for the Western Conference crown.

Russell Westbrook
PG OKC
3 weeks ago

Westbrook contributed 12 points (5-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds and nine assists across 27 minutes during a 110-91 win over the Bucks on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Westbrook, who has three triple-doubles so far this season, came up one assist shy of another triple-double for the second time this season. The team didn't bother letting him snag the triple-double due to the blowout nature of the game. With the help that he has on the offensive end this season, Westbrook isn't trying to score as much. He's averaging just 19.6 points per game so far, which would mark his lowest scoring average since the 2009-10 season.

Russell Westbrook
PG OKC
3 weeks ago

Westbrook went for 12 points (5-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 13 rebounds, 13 assists, and two steals in 28 minutes during Saturday's 101-69 win against the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

That's three triple-doubles through six games for Westbrook. He seems poised to take a small step back in the scoring department after the additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, but their presences probably won't hinder Westbrook's chances of surpassing his record for most triple-doubles in a season.