Russell Westbrook seen the 5 year 94.8 million dollar contract Derrick Rose signed and got wide eyed thinking he too deserves the money last season’s MVP received. However, Derrick Rose is the driving force of the Bulls. He is the number one option, whereas Westbrook is the number two option. He has arguably the best pure scorer in the league behind Kevin Durant and until he realizes that the Oklahoma City Thunder won’t go as far as they can go in the west.
We all recall last year in the playoffs when Westbrook jacked up ill-advised jumpers instead of making a smart basketball play. We also recall him [Westbrook] showing his frustration and not putting the team first. This season hasn’t been much different. Although KD and Westbrook say there are no problems they are just following “NBA code 101” which is: Don’t talk about your teammates.
The bottom line is until Westbrook learns his role as a point guard which is to make his teammates better, by passing first and looking for his shot later the Thunder will not be as good as they can be. Westbrook sees all these point guards such as Rose, Williams, and CP3 getting all this attention and he wants the same, but he has to realize none of these players have a scoring champ like Kevin Durant on their team. Learn your role Westbrook, because until you do the Thunder will always fall short of a title.