Russell Westbrook NY Times Mag 2017-02-01
Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

Discusses his reinvention post Durant


February 01, 2017 - NY Times Mag

A month into the 2016 season, Westbrook arrived in New York agonizingly close to the impossible Oscar Robertson dream: averaging a triple-double. The only stat holding him back was rebounding. He was at 9.9 per game — an extremely high number, historic in itself for a point guard of his size, frankly a little unrealistic. But still: single digits. The statisticians had crunched and crunched and determined that at Madison Square Garden that night, Westbrook would need to pull down 11 rebounds in order to get his average up to 10.

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