Who is the Thunder's real MVP: Paul George or Russell Westbrook? | The Tylt
Who is the Thunder's real MVP: Paul George or Russell Westbrook?
Many questioned Paul George's decision to stay with Oklahoma City after a rocky first season with the team, but no one is criticizing him now. The former Fresno State baller has been arguably the best two-way player in the league and is a legit MVP candidate.
He is only behind James Harden in points per game and leads the NBA in steals at the time of publication. Not only does he play the passing lanes well, but he also uses his length to lock down the best perimeter player to finish games, adding a dimension only a few players in the league can offer.
Paul George has been a great addition to the Thunder, but this is still Russell Westbrook's team. People call him a stat-padder, but Oklahoma City would be nowhere without his production.
The former UCLA Bruin is on track to average a 20+ point triple-double for the third straight year. His ability to distribute the ball and find open shooters keeps the team moving on offense and his bulldog-like defense has helped the team force the most turnovers in the entire NBA.
Without Westbrook, George doesn't stay in Oklahoma City.
Brodie is still the most important player on the Thunder.