Russell Westbrook Rumors

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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
“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.”
1 week ago via ESPN
“Whoever’s open. It’s simple,” Anthony said. “We’ll run the play, and whoever gets open will take the shot. It’s not like I’m coming and saying, ‘I want the last shot or Russ is saying he wants the last shot or Paul.’ Whoever’s open will take the shot. We all feel comfortable in those situations and those moments so no need for any one of us to demand it at that point. We don’t know what’s going to happen in those situations. Right now, we haven’t been in that situation yet,” Anthony said. “But I’m pretty sure we’ll try to make it as simple as possible. Whoever’s open, take the shot. Try to make the shot. We all feel comfortable in those situations. We all have hit big game shots in crucial times.”
1 week ago via ESPN
Erik Horne: This was Billy Donovan on reports that the Warriors find Russell Westbrook’s style of play easy to defend against: I think Russell is a pretty challenging guy to guard… Russell to me is one of the best players in the world. He’s done it at a very high level for a for a long period of time. I don’t know where it comes from, but I’m not really going to comment on any of that.
Lowe said on his weekly podcast “The Lowe Post,” in a conversation with Ryen Russillo that the Warriors have no fear when it comes to guarding the reigning MVP. “Jack McCallum’s new book (“Golden Days: West’s Lakers, Steph’s Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball”) about the Warriors has a bunch of anonymous Warriors talking about Russ and how they don’t fear Russ. How [Kevin Durant] left partly cause of Russ. How Russ’s style of play is so easy for them to defend it’s like cake to them,” Lowe said.
“I mean think how easy that would be,” Russillo replied. “We have to worry about one guy.” “I’ve talked to the Warriors about his kind of stuff,” Lowe continued. “What’s in Jack’s book is 100 percent what they say when you ask them about Russ.” The numbers back up McCallum and Lowe’s claims. In Westbrook’s last 17 games against the Warriors, he has shot better than 40 percent just three times and has averaged 27 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Three of those games included Kevin Durant in a Thunder uniform.