Paul George says Rockets’ Russell Westbrook is a dog, praises energy

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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George not alone in praise of Rockets’ Westbrook

George joins a long line of players who have given Westbrook praise, as we recently heard Phoenix Suns superstar Devin Booker commend Westbrook on his work ethic, and rightfully so. Westbrook has played for three different coaches during his time in the league and he’s been the same dog regardless of the circumstances, as Paul George put it.

This holds true for this season as well, as he’s thrived in the Houston Rockets’ offense that salivates at the sight of the 3-point shot, which isn’t something Russ is exactly known for. But in spite of that, Russ averaged 27.5 points per game, which was seventh-best in the league, on 47.4 percent from the field, which was a career high.

Sacramento Kings star and Houston native De’Aaron Fox also expressed his appreciation for Westbrook, as he admitted Russ was his favorite player growing up. Russ has been the model teammate in Houston, which many in the media thought wouldn’t exactly be the case.

Russ’s positive energy, which George alluded to, drew praise from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey also, who questioned how someone could not like Westbrook.

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All in all, Westbrook has developed a reputation of being a hard-charging, fearless player, who has a take-no-prisoners approach. In other words, Westbrook is a dog, as George eloquently stated.