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Old 02-25-2008, 07:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I had the chance to watch 4 of his games yesterday on my HDD, and I have to admit he is going to be a very good player in the NBA. He is a excellent defender, and has elite athleticism(Almost DRose like) and is aggressive. He is also a surprisingly good passer. If he can improve his handles, I have no doubts he can be an elite PG in the NBA.

You guys think he will enter the draft or stay?
I would think it's a toss up at this point. If he has a good tourney (both Pac-10 and NCAA), I'd say he bolt, especially with Malcolm Lee and Jrue Holliday coming in. If not, he should stay and try being a bigger part of the offense next year, along with Jrue.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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If he stays next year, he could potentially be an All-American. He's that talented. He reminds me a lot of Gilbert Arenas.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:31 AM   #18 (permalink)
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If he stays next year, he could potentially be an All-American. He's that talented. He reminds me a lot of Gilbert Arenas.
I don't think he has quite the penetrating ability, or ball handling ability of Arenas.
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Re: Russell Westbrook

If I'm him, I take the money this summer before Jrue comes in and steals the backcourt spotlight.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Well now, he's listed as a lottery prospect on ESPN's lottery projector. I'm pretty sure that if he keeps it up as he is now, he will bolt.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Do you guys really think he can run the point in the NBA? The right people have decided that, yes he can, and now he's a lottery pick. I'm not so sure.
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Re: Russell Westbrook

I still stand by that he's Lindsey Hunter type on the pro level. Used for defensive purposes.
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i'm still trying to figure out how westbrook is anything more than a backup guard for an nba team. i mean he can be a good defensive player coming off the bench, but do you take that with a lottery pick? i have to think there would be someone better there.
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I don't think he is a better prospect than Collison at all.
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Completely overrated at this point



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I just don't know what happened here. One day Givony and Ford get on the phone together and say "you know what, he can run an NBA team!" and now he's a lottery pick? If he's an NBA Caliber starting point guard, I sure as hell haven't seen it. He has a lot of qualities that Collison doesn't, but none of those are point guard qualities. Ron Artest can do a lot more than Steve Nash, but that doesn't make him a point guard.

EDIT: Apologies to Draft Express who do not have Westbrook in their 2008 First Round. Nbadraft.net however, has him in their top 10.

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I still stand by that he's Lindsey Hunter type on the pro level. Used for defensive purposes.
I think that's an excellent comparison, albeit Westbrook has nowhere near the outside shot that Hunter had coming into the league. For those wondering if that merits a lottery selection, Hunter did go #10 in the draft.

I really hope he comes back for another year to refine the stroke.
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He's having a pretty good game vs Stanford. He's all over the court! He tweaked his ankle a bit but seems to be ok...
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Yeah, but he didn't show me any point guard skills.
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Re: Russell Westbrook

This guy is not a lottery talent.
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