It is not any secret that Russell Westbrook didn’t play his best through the 2021-22 regular season, but it surely appears that almost all players also realized that in a short time. Recently, a statistic was posted on Twitter about 3-point shooters within the NBA and the way open they were.
Well, CBS reporter, Sam Quinn quote tweeted the account NBA University to remind everyone just how below-average Westbrook was playing.
This last season Westbrook was shooting 29.8% from the 3-point line, but still was more open than another player. Defenses don’t see him as a threat and when he goes to shoot a 3-pointer, players just wait for the rebound. Although Westbrook has never been known for shooting threes, this proves that defenses don’t think he can rating.
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Westbrook was on the court for LA almost every game last season, so players watched him proceed to make these small mistakes over and once again. Defenses could see he was not driving to the rim and putting on that superstar power they once saw when he was on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Statistically, Westbrook was making just around the identical amount of 3-pointers, but since he was at all times within the highlight with the Lakers, when he missed a shot, everyone saw it.
Westbrook often became the player attempting to attain a buzzer-beater or simply help LA take the lead. With that said, players focused on how over and over they watched him miss that they didn’t expect him to attain.
Russell Westbrook may not make every 3-pointer, but once the Lakers have some real consistency with their playstyle, the old Westbrook could come out again.