© 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. Westbrook was chosen as a Western Conference reserve for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. At UCLA, Westbrook played basketball with several NBA players. In his freshman year Westbrook backed up Darren Collison and was primarily used as a defender and energy player off the bench due to his athleticism and lack of passing and shooting skills. Russell Westbrook: PPG: RPG: APG: 27.2 7.9 7.0 Team: Houston: Height: 6-3: Born: 11/12/1988 : Position: PG: Weight: 200: Birthplace: Long Beach, California: College: UCLA: Draft: 1st Round 4th pick by Thunder (2008) Stats. In his freshman year Westbrook averaged 3.4 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 36 games. Transactions. In Game 4 of the finals Westbrook scored a playoff career high 43 points while shooting 20/32 from the field in a loss. He was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, who then relocated to Oklahoma City six days later to become the Oklahoma City Thunder. Westbrook became a significantly better passer; his improvement in the passing department was instrumental in the Thunder's turnaround. Improvements Needed For Russell Westbrook To Perform At A Higher Level . In his two years of playing for the UCLA Bruins, Westbrook wore number 0. No player had averaged a triple-double in a season since Oscar Robertson in 1961 and he only did it once in his 14-year career. He was taken fourth overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder, immediately after his college teammate, Kevin Love, who was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies. In the series Westbrook stepped up his play, averaging 20.5 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Westbrook is a point guard. Free Agent / Player / Team / Early Termination; Name + "Statistics" Translations. WEIGHT 200 lbs / 90.7kg. Westbrook was again voted to the All-NBA Second Team and was selected to the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. Salaries. West Semifinals - Game 5, LAL WIN SERIES 4-1, Westbrook has strong thoughts on verbal altercation with Rondo's brother, Westbrook thinks Rockets have to 'make sacrifices' after Game 4 loss, Westbrook feels like he's just running around. On January 19, 2012 Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a 5 year $80 million extension. MLB to allow muscle recovery devices in dugout, Report: Westbrook leaves $8K tip for hotel staff, Mike D'Antoni might go, but Rockets' small ball is here to stay, Rondo's brother trash-talks Westbrook, ejected, D'Antoni cites 'lack of spirit' with Rockets on brink, Why the Rockets are starting every playoff game with a loss, Supplemental Privacy Policy for Philippines. Latest on Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN He was the first rookie to do so since Chris Paul in the 2005–06 season, and the third rookie player in Sonics/Thunder franchise history: Art Harris 1968–69 and Gary Payton in 1990–91. Westbrook has represented the United States national team twice, winning gold medals in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics. Westbrook was named to the All-NBA Second Team for his strong year. Westbrook averaged a triple double with 30 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds and leading his OKC team to a 47-35 record. © 2020 Verizon Media. The Thunder reached the 2012 NBA Finals, but lost in five games to the Miami Heat. November 1988 in Long Beach, Kalifornien) ist ein US-amerikanischer Basketballspieler, der derzeit bei den Houston Rockets in der NBA unter Vertrag steht. In the game, Westbrook played 8 minutes, scoring two points. In the year Westbrook averaged 12.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.6 steals. Westbrook was named the Western Conference Rookie of the month for December and February. Search Russell Westbrook's game log history; All-Star Games. In his sophomore year Westbrook was named All-Pac-10 Third Team and won Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. On November 26, 2010, Westbrook scored 43 points against the Indiana Pacers. Westbrook is capable of initiating the pick and roll, averaging 6.8 assists per game throughout his first four seasons. He played a pivotal role off the bench with his hustle and energy. HEIGHT 6 ft 3 in / 1.9m. Fourteen days afterward, on November 26, Westbrook scored 43 points, to go with 8 rebounds and 8 assists, against the Indiana Pacers. Russell Westbrook III (November 12, 1988) is an American basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). White. Similarity Scores. Russell Westbrook bio, stats, and video highlights. After Darren Collison was injured, Westbrook's role on the team expanded. Westbrook has established himself as an elite athlete who constantly attacks the basket. He played with fellow Bruin Earl Watson on the Thunder team. Basketball Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Russell Westbrook is a 6-2, 175-pound Shooting Guard from Lawndale, CA. In 2008, they lost 78–63 to the University of Memphis, who were led by Derrick Rose, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Joey Dorsey. During the season Westbrook averaged 16.1 points, 8.0 assists, and 4.9 rebounds. On March 2, 2009 Westbrook recorded a triple double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. More player info All rights reserved. In the 2015-16 season, Westbrook and Kevin Durant lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Western Conference Finals, but lost to the Golden State Warriors in a 7 game series. News . However, Barrs collapsed and died from cardiomegaly after playing a series of late night basketball games in 2004. He finished fourth in the 2008/09 NBA Rookie of the Year voting behind Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), O. J. Mayo (Memphis Grizzlies) and Brook Lopez (New Jersey Nets). Westbrook did not attract much attention from top college basketball programs until head coach Ben Howland offered him a scholarship to play for the UCLA Bruins after Jordan Farmar declared for the NBA draft. Explanation; Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2019-20) College Stats. He is a nine-time NBA All-Star and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the 2016–17 season. He has one younger brother, Raynard, and has said that he admires former Los Angeles Lakers great Earvin "Magic" Johnson. That same season, he recorded 14 double-doubles, scored 30 or more points on eight separate occasions, and registered a career-best 51 points at Carson on January 6, 2006. Basketball players at the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Final Four, Basketball players at the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Final Four, Basketball players at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Olympic basketball players of the United States, Olympic gold medalists for the United States, United States men's national basketball team members, https://basketball.fandom.com/wiki/Russell_Westbrook?oldid=68473, 5× All-NBA Second Team (2011–2013, 2015, 2018), Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (2008). Splits. https://www.espn.com/nba/player/_/id/3468/russell-westbrook Feb. 16 7:44 PM PT 8:44 PM MT 9:44 PM CT 10:44 PM ET 3:44 GMT 11:44 8:44 PM MST 9:44 PM CST 10:44 PM EST 7:44 UAE (+1) 04:44 22:44 ET 9:44 PM CT 2:44 - Russell Westbrook scored six points Sunday on 2-of-10 shooting as the Team LeBron All-Stars defeated the Team Giannis All-Stars 157-155. Westbrook saw his minutes increase significantly, and he finished the season playing in 39 games, starting in 34 of them. Russell Westbrook III (November 12, 1988) is an American basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. A reduction in three-point attempts is perhaps the most obvious change, something that many had been calling for over the past few seasons. Growing up in Lawndale, Westbrook was a childhood friend of Khelcey Barrs, a talented young small forward who had been attracting interest from major college basketball schools as a 6-foot-6, 200 pound high school sophomore. In 2017, the year he won the league MVP award, Westbrook became one of two players in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, along with Oscar Robertson in 1962.