Houston Rockets: 4 reasons why the Harden/Westbrook pairing will work
Westbrook can be unselfish
Another reason is because Westbrook has no problem deflecting to others, as evidenced by how he took a back seat to Paul George. This past season, PG13 averaged more field goal attempts and three point attempts than any other season of his entire career. By the same token, Westbrook averaged the fewest field goal attempts per game since the year Kevin Durant left the Thunder. Let’s think about that for a second.
Paul George was the face of the franchise in Indiana and was the sole star player while on the Pacers, yet he shot his most attempts per game while playing next to Westbrook? There have been those who question which of the two will take the last shot. Let’s take a look below at one such scenario this past season in Oklahoma City.
Notice how Westbrook set up Paul George for the last shot. This furthers the point that Westbrook has no problem deflecting to another star player, despite the fact that he receives a bad reputation for being a bad teammate.
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