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How the Thunder will miss Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

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Russell Westbrook

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.

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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

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