3. Russell Westbrook
2012-13 per game statistics: 23.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 23.9 PER
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have proven that without Russell Westbrook, they aren’t going anywhere. Kevin Durant has proven that he can’t do it all by himself. He needs the high flying, athletic Westbrook, who can score at will and is only going to get better from this point on. He has a high ceiling and was the most athletic point guard last season.
Unfortunately, Westbrook had a torn meniscus in his knee last season in the playoffs. He had to miss the remainder of the playoffs because of his injury but hopes to bounce back next season. With Westbrook and Durant both healthy, the Thunder are the best team in the West.