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Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
Position: G
Born: 11/12/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:186 lbs. / 84.8 kg.
Salary: $28,299,399
Perkins, a lumbering defensive presence with pedestrian career averages of 5.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, is widely considered the greatest teammate in modern NBA history. “He’s the type of guy that’s willing to do whatever it takes to help your teammates,” Russell Westbrook told The Crossover. “The thing that we all love about Perk,” adds Wizards coach Scott Brooks, “is that he cares. He has a big heart and he’s only about winning.” Perkins established a group text message with Durant and Westbrook upon arriving in Oklahoma City. “I didn’t know KD and Russ from a can of paint,” he says. “I just wanted to get it like how we had it in Boston.” They pinged the thread day and night, dishing football smack and NBA rumors. “We’re in it a lot,” Westbrook said back in April 2016, even after Perkins left the Thunder. “That’s the type of relationship we have [with him].” The group message has been silent following Durant’s departure to Oakland last summer. Perkins thinks it will resume activity in the future. “At least they’re talking to each other again,” he said. “I know they had talked right after they announced Russ won MVP. They texted. I think they broke the ice.”
GARNETT: I love him. That’s my real life brother, man. We have a super strong connection. That bond will never be broken and I’d do anything for ‘em. WESTBROOK: He’s one of the most unselfish guys I know, just willing to sacrifice to help other people out. RIVERS: He’s a sunshine guy. There’s guys who bring sunshine. He’s one of those guys.
“Last year being with Russell and how good he was closing out games, Carmelo’s been a close-out guy the places he’s been, the same thing with Paul, but any time you have a team you have to do it by finding the open man,” coach Billy Donovan said. “Clearly for us last year somebody creating and generating a shot for himself or someone else it was Russell, but obviously now with Carmelo and Paul being here I think it’s about making the right play and right decision.”
5 days ago via ESPN