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3 Reasons Rockets’ Russell Westbrook deserved Player of the Month

Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

With Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook being snubbed for the Western Conference player of the month, here are three reasons he should have won it.

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook had quite the month in February, as he seemed to be in MVP form during his first season in Houston. Russ scored 30+ points in six of his final seven games during the month and racked up two double-doubles as well.

Russ continued to make plays and hit clutch shots, such as the late shot he made against the Boston Celtics in which he hit a bank shot while fading left and getting fouled. Russ was in his bag and even proved to be able to make 3-pointers, which has infamously been his struggle.

The Rockets went on a six-game winning streak partly because of Westbrook’s contributions, which was good enough to win coach Mike D’Antoni the Western Conference coach of the month. With this being the case, it seemed like a lock for Russell Westbrook to also win the Western Conference player of the month, right?

Wrong.

LeBron James and Jayson Tatum have been named Players of the Month for February ⭐️ @jaytatum0: 30.7 PPG | 7.9 RPG | 3.2 APG@KingJames: 26 PPG | 10.1 APG | 8.1 RPG pic.twitter.com/aVf3omkGc4

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 3, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James ultimately won the award, which is blasphemous considering how he fared in the month of February compared to Russell Westbrook. This was likely because of the heightened interest of the Lakers, which draws favoritism and biases.

With Westbrook being erroneously denied for the award, let’s take a look at three reasons he should have won it.

Next: No. 3

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