The infectious energy of Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook didn’t come empty-handed. For the restart, the Clippers playmaker bought each of his teammates, even those only invited for the training camp, an iPhone 15 Pro Max. A nice gift at $1,200 each for the standard model.

In addition, during meetings between players this summer, notably one in Las Vegas during a weekend, the former Thunder gave clear instructions: obligation to attend meals and training.

“It’s all Russ”launches Amir Coffey for the Los Angeles Times. “It was sincere”continues Terance Mann. “He’s done it before, to bring everyone together. »

Take the floor left by Kawhi Leonard

Russell Westbrook here takes a little occupied place in the Clippers locker room. There is no shortage of strong players – Kawhi Leonard and Paul George obviously – but they are quite discreet. The enthusiasm and energy of the 2017 MVP are therefore precious and communicative.

“I won the title in Toronto with Leonard and he’s not the most talkative. He shows himself with his game,” remembers Norman Powell. “Having players like Kyle Lowry or Fred VanVleet, people who speak, who don’t hesitate to do so, was important for us. And when it comes to Westbrook, his approach, personality and competitive spirit really rubbed off on the team. We saw it from day one. We need this. He’s a guy who will say what he thinks, who will hold everyone accountable and who will elevate the group. »

Paul George, who absolutely wanted to recruit his former Oklahoma City teammate last season in Los Angeles and was delighted with his summer extension, confirms this.

“He still has that energy. So who am I to say I’m tired? As soon as he is on the pitch, he changes the mindset. He brings that to our team. This is his added value and this is why I really wanted him to stay. These qualities are found off the field too, and it’s contagious. The way he emphasizes team camaraderie, leadership, is essential. »

Russell Westbrook Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts L.F. Off Def Early Pd Party Int Bp Ct Pts
2008-09 OKAY 82 33 39.8 27.1 81.5 2.2 2.7 4.9 5.3 2.3 1.3 3.3 0.2 15.3
2009-10 OKAY 82 34 41.8 22.1 78.0 1.7 3.2 4.9 8.0 2.5 1.3 3.3 0.4 16.1
2010-11 OKAY 82 35 44.2 33.0 84.2 1.5 3.2 4.6 8.2 2.5 1.9 3.9 0.4 21.9
2011-12 OKAY 66 35 45.7 31.6 82.3 1.5 3.1 4.6 5.5 2.2 1.7 3.6 0.3 23.6
2012-13 OKAY 82 35 43.8 32.3 80.0 1.4 3.9 5.2 7.4 2.3 1.8 3.3 0.3 23.2
2013-14 OKAY 46 31 43.7 31.8 82.6 1.2 4.5 5.7 6.9 2.3 1.9 3.9 0.2 21.8
2014-15 OKAY 67 34 42.6 29.9 83.5 1.9 5.4 7.3 8.6 2.8 2.1 4.4 0.2 28.2
2015-16 OKAY 80 34 45.4 29.6 81.2 1.8 6.0 7.8 10.4 2.5 2.0 4.3 0.3 23.5
2016-17 OKAY 81 35 42.5 34.3 84.5 1.7 9.0 10.7 10.4 2.4 1.6 5.4 0.4 31.6
2017-18 OKAY 80 36 44.9 29.8 73.7 1.9 8.2 10.1 10.3 2.5 1.8 4.8 0.3 25.4
2018-19 OKAY 73 36 42.8 29.0 65.6 1.5 9.6 11.1 10.7 3.4 2.0 4.5 0.5 23.0
2019-20 HOU 57 36 47.2 25.8 76.3 1.8 6.2 7.9 7.0 3.5 1.6 4.5 0.4 27.3
2020-21 W.A.S. 65 36 43.9 31.5 65.6 1.7 9.9 11.5 11.7 2.9 1.4 4.8 0.4 22.2
2021-22 LAL 78 34 44.4 29.8 66.7 1.4 6.0 7.4 7.1 3.0 1.0 3.8 0.3 18.5
2022-23 * All Teams 73 29 43.6 31.1 65.6 1.2 4.6 5.8 7.6 2.2 1.0 3.5 0.5 15.9
2022-23 * LAL 52 29 41.7 29.6 65.5 1.1 5.0 6.2 7.5 2.3 1.0 3.5 0.4 15.9
2022-23 * LAKE 21 30 48.9 35.6 65.8 1.4 3.4 4.9 7.6 2.0 1.1 3.4 0.5 15.8
Total 1094 34 43.8 30.5 77.8 1.6 5.7 7.3 8.4 2.6 1.6 4.1 0.3 22.4

How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Successful shots / Attempted shots; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def=defensive rebound; Tot = Total rebounds; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost balls; Ct: Against; Pts = Points.

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