Who is more athletic Russell Westbrook or Derrick Rose?
Russell Westbrook. Rose is definitely close though. I've watched some Thunder & some of the Bulls games, and I think personally it takes Rose about 2.2 seconds more time to get to the basket, than it does for Westbrook.
Jeez have you ever seen Derrick Rose play before. Rose is faster and quicker.
I think being fast and quick is just a god given talent. You can do squats and jump rope maybe, but you can never really get Rose or Westbrook Fast.
Ill give Westbrook 6 more years.
Dropping Monta Ellis; Pick up Russell Westbrook, Delonte West, or Steve Blake?
I think Westbrook is your best choice.
His playing timre is gradually climbing;along with his confidence,and feel for the NBA...With West+Blake you know what you're gonna get.
Steady,yet unspectacular production.Westbrook reminds me of Brandon Roy,,,not quite elite fantasy players yet,but they both can have huge games on any given night.
(But if you want 3s,,don't take Westbrook)
Is it ok for me to say that Russell Westbrook is better than Derrick Rose?
No. Sorry but it's just not true. The major reason that it may appear that way is because Rose is the star of his team. He is being covered by the best defender, playing more minutes, and (especially while Hinrich was out) being asked to do more for his team. Westbrook doesn't get doubled because he has Durant. Rose has no durant. Also, look at the record. Thunder have the worst record in the NBA, Bulls are in the playoff picture. In the future, it will become very apparent who is better. Rose has better size, is a better passer, is more explosive, and has the best work ethic I've ever seen from a rookie. However, I will give you this much- Westbrook is definitely the second best point guard out of this draft and will more than likely help to lead the Thunder to significance.
Is Russell Westbrook one of the best Point Guards in your opinion?
He's #4 in the league after CP3, D-Will, D-Rose, and Rondo in my opinion. SG is actually more natural to him, but he's short so he'll have to stick with the PG position. Doesn't do badly at it - he can rack 8 assists a night it's just his decision making and passing + court awareness isn't at say, a Jason Kidd or CP3 or D-Will level. As for Harden, he's 6'6" (compared to Westbrook's 6'2") and is finally starting to show his potential.
Who would you rather have on your team: Derrick Rose or Russell Westbrook?
I would say Derrick Rose. He is much more of a leader than Westbrook. He also is a better player all around.
BQ: I would say Jennings has the most potential to be a star. He showed glimpses of it earlier in the season especially when he scored 55 in one game.
What kind of player will Russell Westbrook turn out to be?
Russell Westbrook is a defensive minded player.
• Freakish athleticism
• Excellent first step/Amazing leaper
• Huge hands
• Phenomenal in transition
• Outstanding defender
• Can guard 1 or 2-spot
• Understands role/Team player
• Executes offensively
• Strong intangibles/Work ethic
• Brings great energy
• Late bloomer/Huge upside
• Not a true point guard
• Undersized for SG position
• Struggles in half-court
• Average ball-handler
• Average shooter
• Ability to create own shot
• Mid-range game
• A starter at PG or SG?
• Needs time to develop
He will be turn out to be a defensive player.
Why couldn't Rajon Rondo shut down Russell Westbrook?
because russell westbrook can carry a team and rondo can't. rondo is good at assisting and setting up his teammates, while westbrook is more of a scorer. rondo couldnt shut him down cuz westbrook was beating him off the dribble all game. i don't think anybody would have stopped wesbrook that game tho- he was on fire.
he has lock down defense(Pac10 Defensive Player of the Year) & is best defender in this year's draft (guarding OJ Mayo, Jerryd Bayless, & James Harden). hes a late bloomer & therefore still has a lot of "raw" talent. he has the potential to improve a lot.
what Nickster said can be true about him being an Iguodala type player if he blossoms even more because we haven't seen the whole final package of Westbrook yet.
also what Evan H. said is totally right about how he led the pac10 in assists when Collison was gone.
but i dont see him as a 1 in the NBA, but more of a 2 guard.
westbrook probably wont be an instant impact player but will take time. i dont thinks hes a bust. a lil early but definitly no bust.
Do you think that Russell Westbrook should be taking so many shots late in the 4th quarter in close games ?
Personally I dont think Scott is telling Westbrook to take all these shots I just think if Westbrook fells he can make the shot than he takes it -___- Like you said KD35 is a much better scorer and even a much better closer & leader and dont slack on James harden that dude can ball :)
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Do you think the SuperSonics were smart to take Russell Westbrook at number 4 in the draft?
They needed a point guard and a center. I think he'll be a decent point guard next year, but I think they should have gone with a big guy like Kevin Love, because Kevin Durant probably could've played PG and he would have had more help down low.
Buy or Sell: Derrick Rose should be judged how Russell Westbrook does?
He gets it harder because he is playing with a superstar player who is the best scorer in the league currently. Rose isn't playing with that type of player, Boozer and Deng are hardly even star players to say the least. Rose is doing much more with less.
What do you think is most likely to happen with Russell Westbrook?
Like Charles Barkley said, OKC would have to be retarded to trade Westbrook, the guy is 22 and already an all-star. OKC will be starting Harden next year no doubt so he can't play SG. Only option left is that he learns how to take less shots. Westbrook could get at double-double each game if he wanted.
What will be the reaction of OKC when Russell Westbrook leaves as a FA?
i don't know but you can't put all the blame on him. he could probably compliment durant but durant has to do a better job at learning to play off the ball. he's the WORST superstar when it comes to playing off the ball. like the only time durant actually moves around is if okc is running a play, most likely to try to get him open because KD sucks at getting himself open. when the play fails, which most of time it does, durant just stops moving. it's like he's doesn't even try to get open after the play fails. that goes for his teammates too. often times they do a horrible job at moving around. either that or some of them pass up shots they shouldn't be passing up.(thabo and nick collison for example)
Do you think picking Russell Westbrook was a good choice for the Sonics?
He went a little higher than I thought he would, but this guy has a lot of potential. I watched him play when he was a freshman when Collison went down, and he looked completely lost. The following year he turned himself into one of the best guards in the country. So I think this guy has a ton of upside. But, I still think 4 was a little high for him.