Despite what Kevin Durant and Chris Paul have said, Los Angeles Clipper G Russell Westbrook isn’t the answer to their struggles. According to Doug, it isn’t about how hard he plays or whether he can shoot, it’s more about his inability to carry a team when he is the best player on the court. It’s not a slight on Russ to say that if he is the focus of your offense, you’re in trouble already. He needs to learn to play his role and let others carry the offensive load.
Doug Gottlieb: “The problem with Russ is, can he play well when he’s not the number one option? For Russ, he doesn’t seem like he can function without being the best guy on his team on the court, and you also can’t win legit games with him in that position.”