In Los Angeles, Russell Westbrook has been the main target of criticism for what has been an abysmal season for the Purple and Gold. After just 78 games with the franchise, it’s hard to say whether or not he’ll be welcomed back for another run.
But there is some pretty significant evidence that shows Westbrook may not be as bad as the critics claim.
Statistically, the former MVP is leading the Lakers in almost every category this season, including assists (550), rebounds (580), steals (75), free-throws made (266), double-doubles (28), and triple-doubles (10). He’s also second in points, behind LeBron James, with a total of 1,441.