Can Russell Westbrook still average a triple-double for the 2017-2018 season?
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Can Russell Westbrook still average a triple-double for the 2017-2018 season?

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The Oklahoma City Thunder may have new stars, but their superstar is still shining the brightest. Russell Westbrook is back, and so is his explosive all-around game. He started the season with a triple-double, picking up where he left off last season. Even with Paul George and Carmelo Anthony on the Thunder, Westbrook showed he can still be Mr. Triple-Double for the season. However, the feat will be much more difficult when Anthony and George demand the ball. What do you think? 🏀

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Just because Westbrook has a couple new toys to play with doesn't mean he's going stop doing what he does best—dominate on the offensive end. He got an easy looking triple-double in his first game as reigning MVP.

 A lot of experts are saying he will have to give up the ball more with Anthony and George on the team, but that only makes things easier for Westbrook because he has more room to work with. Opposing teams keyed in on him last season, and he still averaged a triple-double. With more talent around him, he won't have to work so hard. He will average a triple-double this year.

Averaging a triple-double is arguably the most difficult thing in the NBA. Only two people have done it in league history—Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook. Although Westbrook got a triple-double his first game, it won't be so easy to achieve it consistently with talented players like Paul George and Carmelo Anthony taking touches away from him. Anthony especially likes the ball in his hands. If he decides to dominate a game, there's nothing Westbrook can do about it.

It was a perfect storm for Westbrook last season, but he won't be able to repeat his triple-double season.

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