KJ MonK wrote:Would he be comparable to Rose?
Frank Dux wrote:I think Westbrook and Durant actually complement each other. Westbrook is a fearless player who plays with a lot of fire, when in comparison Durant can be a little passive at times. Durant is a great player in his own right, but he is a pretty lousy passer, and is extremely turnover prone. So unlike Lebron who is a much better floor general, Durant actually needs a guy like Westbrook to handle the rock, attack the rim, and get his teammates open. Durant's ability to shoot from anywhere really opens up the game for Westbrook, and Durant seems to benefit greatly from having a guy like Westbrook keep defenses honest.
Russell can be just as good as Durant for stretches, and I remember thinking during the playoffs there were times where Russell was the best player on the same court Durant, Lebron, and Wade were standing on. He's a really good player, a star in his own right, and certainly plays the game with a lot more heart than a guy like Melo does.
Westbrook is definitely a top 10 player in this league, and he doesn't get enough credit for OKC's success. I'm not going to say he's as good as Rose, but he definitely proved he's a star during their finals run, and his numbers are right there.
I think the Westbrook hate stems from his obnoxious body language
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