Topic: Russell Westbrook

June 12, 2012

By standard NBA logic, the Oklahoma City Thunder should not be where they are today. In a league where experience is seen as a prerequisite for success, the Thunder have dispatched three veteran-laden West contenders with a young core of four players aged 23 or younger. It’s an accomplishment unprecedented in this era, and the NBA world has bought into the youth movement due to their success. Where that puts the Thunder in the typical NBA championship narrative is unclear. 

May 22, 2012

Last year, Russell Westbrook came under fire for failing to behave like a true point guard. This year, it got worse. But the Thunder got better. Either Westbrook is a different kind of point guard or we need to change the way we understand the position.