Russell Westbrook is often criticized for his score-first mentality, particularly since he plays with Kevin Durant. But the Thunder will miss how much he does for the offense as he recovers from knee surgery.
Westbrook is one of only eight active players with a usage percentage (possessions a player finishes while on the floor) over 25 and an assist percentage (of teammates field goals assisted on while on the floor) over 30.
A look at those eight players:
Kemba Walker – 25.4 usage, 30.8 assists
John Wall – 25.5 usage, 38.2 assists
Tony Parker 25.7 usage, 33 assists
Derrick Rose – 27.8 usage, 33.7 assists
Kyrie Irving – 29.5 usage, 34.4 assists
Russell Westbrook 29.7 usage, 35.7 assists
LeBron James – 31.7 usage, 34.4 assists
Dwyane Wade – 32.1 usage, 32.2 assists