#0 Russell Westbrook of OKC
Oklahoma City Thunder once nearly destroyed the defending Champs Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals 2 years ago. That was when Kevin Durant was working along with Russell Westbrook. Now the next chapter for them has unfolded, Rusell Westbrook will try to shut down the seemingly unstoppable Golden State Warriors, which Kevin Durant is now in. Westbrook along with Carmelo Anthony and Paul George bolstered the Thunder and became a major blockage on every team’s way to the NBA title this season.
Lightning strikes first before the thunder is heard
With the fast-paced gameplay of Russell Westbrook, he’ll struck every opponent like a lightning especially now that he is not alone to carry the whole team. OKC’s transition plays would become even smoother with more accurate players to finish any play Westbrook may dish out.
Despite the shameful lost against Melbourne United due to the poor performance of the said killer trio, it is not a sign of the bad team performance. OKC still managed to give their key players some open looks, hence there is a good play execution, it’s just their finishers couldn’t connect to
deliver the basket and finish the play.
Less Frequent Triple Double
Westbrook is known to be a player who usually explodes with a triple-double performance in most of his games. This season it might not be seen frequently as it was before. It isn’t bad after all. An offense with scattered producers leads to better games for the team. A defense would not focus on a single man but will be diverted in every direction, thus decreasing its solidity and intensity, making it more penetrable.
Western Conference Conqueror
The possibility of taking down the Super Team and end their era before it starts isn’t a matter of IF but is now a matter of when. When? When this two teams clash at the Western Conference Finals. It would be an unimaginable mayhem for vengeance or for a continuous regime. Carmelo, Russell and Paul added up to the roughness of the western road to the finals. The warriors would not take a walk in the park. OKC on GSW will be the best playoffs of the season.