Russell Westbrook has led the charge for the Washington Wizards averaging triple double this season.
There is hardly any doubt that Russell Westbrook has been very impressive this season for the Washington Wizards. The point guard has inspired the Wizards to make it to the postseason for the first time since 2018.
Westbrook’s leadership, athleticism, and consistency has helped Scott Brooks’ side. His understanding with Bradley Beal has also propelled the team forward. The Brody has broken several records this season and some people are finally understanding the greatness of Russ.
He often receives too much slack from a lot of people just because he does not have a NBA Championship on his cabinet. The 9-time All Star is averaging a mammoth triple double of 22 points, 11.5 rebounds and 11.8 assists this season. While Beal has also played his part but we can easily say that Russ also had a huge role in the turnaround for the Wizards.
The Brody recently broke the All time triple double record in NBA history as he overtook Oscar Robertson’s tally of 181 triple doubles. Russ played a huge role in the Wizards 120-105 win over the Cavs.
He ended the game with 17 assists which was his seventh straight game with 15+assists. It was also his 37th triple-double of the season in 64 appearances for the franchise.
NBA fans simply don’t understand the reason behind ranking Russell Westbrook 180th in the ‘best players’ metric
Therefore impact wise he has to be right at the top somewhere. But in the 538’s RAPTOR, which deals with complex analytics, Brodie is shockingly rated 180th among NBA players.
This has made the fans furious as they do not understand how a player of Russell Westbrook’s calibre is rated so low in analytics. Especially when he is averaging triple double this season and has had a huge impact on his team’s qualification to the postseason.
A lot of fans in various sports enjoy analytics. However, analytics must either support the eye test or come up with logic and insights that are often missed by the eye test. Here none of that supports such a low rating for Russ in a metric that advertises itself to be the ‘all in one best players’ in the NBA.