If you look at his stats, he is right there with Chris Paul and Rondo. In my opinion I still think C. Paul is the best at his position. But Westbrook is right behind him and then it's Rondo. Granted I watch all of the Thunder games and only see highlights of Clippers and Celtics. But when I watch Westbrook at his best, I don't think any other PG can do all the things that he can.
Westbrook has strugged slightly with his midrange jump shot so far this season. But he has improved in all other aspects of his game. I think his midrange J will catch up and reach last years level.
Mark my words: by the end of this season, he will be regarded as the best PG in the league.
Originally Posted by Carl Herrera
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No. Stats don't lie but they don't tell the truth either. Unlike Westbrook, Paul and Rondo control the game much better. I believe this is an underrated part of a point guard's game - controlling the tempo of the game and decision making.
Rondo's assists and steals get mentioned, but Chris Paul has led the league in steals AND assists more than Rondo. And he can hit the outside jumper and his free throws. Chris Paul plays a sloooow style, opposite of Steve Nash or the aerial assaults of Derrick Rose and Westbrook, but can overlook how good he is sometimes.
Westbrook isnt one to count on when it comes down to single possessions, but he has the best game take-over ability when he gets going. His overall output over all possessions is more than an average "steady hand" PG.