summer league is meaningless. it's nice that westbrook is playing well but it doesn't translate to the nba. he could be the best player in the history of summer leagues and it still wouldn't matter. he had to do it when it actually matters to prove any doubters wrong.man if they aren't impressed with Westbrook in summer league I would hate to think what they though of Rose, Chalmers, Lopez, CDR, Lee... etc.......
It's not meaningless, but it's not all-important either. Obviously, when guys like Skita have been named MVP of summer leagues, you've got to know it isn't a direct translation. But depending on what a guy is doing--specifically--and against whom, it can mean something.summer league is meaningless. it's nice that westbrook is playing well but it doesn't translate to the nba. he could be the best player in the history of summer leagues and it still wouldn't matter. he had to do it when it actually matters to prove any doubters wrong.
You can read my mind :eek8:I'm willing to say that I was wrong to an extent about Russell Westbrook, but my continual assertion that he is/was not a Point Guard is not something that I will back down from yet. He was obviously worthy of a lottery pick, so my bad on that. But I also want to stress that putting up the stats that he's dropping on the horrendous [Team that Shall Not Be Named] is not as impressive as if he was doing this anywhere else. But either way, I was wrong about him to an extent, and he's a lot better than I expected.
CROW!Westbrook is getting obscenely overrated, I hear people talking of him as a top 10 pick and comparing him to monta ellis. While both are about the same height and electric on the break, you couldnt have a worse comparison.
Westbrooks jumpshot and handles are both suspect, something that I believe you need to be good at on both categories to be a successful combo guard in the nba. I remember reading someone comparing him to lynsey hunter.
I really like that comparison, maybe a taller more athletic lynsey hunter type guy.
It has come to fruition. I said on page three that with his rate of improvement he showed while at UCLA he could be pretty special. Kid just keeps getting better.What they also forgot to mention that Ellis was an elite scorer. Where are his strengths? Just because Ellis improved doesn't mean Westbrook will.