Russell Westbrook Replies to His Ridiculous Ranking in the Top 100 NBA Players List

Published 07/12/2020, 7:00 AM EDT

Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook wasn’t particularly happy on seeing his ranking for the season. Bleacher Report ranked the top 100 players of the season and put Westbrook on No. 22.

Westbrook laughed out at an Instagram post showing his ranking.

Westbrook joined the Rockets only last summer. Having risen as one of the superstar players during his time at Oklahoma City Thunder, Westbrook is currently among the top players in the league. He started his NBA career in 2008 when the Seattle Supersonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder) selected him with the fourth overall pick in the draft. During his time there, he was twice the scoring champion and twice the assists leader, and also won an MVP award.

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Last summer, Thunder traded Westbrook for Chris Paul and few draft assets. Reuniting with his former teammate James Harden, it didn’t take long for him to settle down. He has averaged an impressive 27.5 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists per game in his debut season with the Rockets.

Houston Rockets and Russell Westbrook will be aiming for an improved post season record

Although the Rockets have been consistently making it to the playoffs for the last few years, their last championship is still the one they won with Hakeem Olajuwon 25 years ago. James Harden has been leading the team in the recent past, but they are yet to make it to the finals under Harden. Westbrook joining the team has certainly strengthened the side, but it remains to be seen how far they’ll reach this post season.

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Prior to the league’s suspension, the Rockets were sixth in a tight Western Conference with 40 wins. One of the biggest obstacles for them in the playoffs could be the two teams from Los Angeles- the Lakers and the Clippers.

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The Rockets had their first practice session inside the bubble on Saturday, but without their two star men.

“We went over all of our offense and defensive principles in film…It’s going to be a process, and every day we’ll adjust our practice to how they’re feeling,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said of their practice session.

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Saketh Kandadai

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