It’s only been done two times in NBA history, but a feat many thought would never be repeated could very well happen two seasons in a row, courtesy of one Russell Westbrook.
Last year, Russell Westbrook was on another level all season, single-handedly dominating opposing teams on his way to averaging a triple-double and winning his first MVP award.
Westbrook also broke Oscar Robertson’s record for most triple-doubles in a single season with 42, beating Big O’s record by one, a record everyone thought was once unbreakable.
The hype surrounding Westbrook last season and his superhuman feats were well deserved, but many thought, especially after the additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, that it was a one-time thing, and wouldn’t happen for at least another 20-30 years. But it seems as though lightning does indeed strike twice.
Russ could very well average a triple-double for the second consecutive season, if things go his way that is.
Russell Westbrook needs to average 12.1 RPG and 8.3 APG for the last 10 games of the season to average a triple double for the 2nd consecutive season
9.7 RPG pic.twitter.com/o5ABEEUJSo
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) March 19, 2018
12.1 rebounds a game is no mean feat, but Westbrook has proven he’s a quality glass cleaner, especially when the likes of Steven Adams is boxing out for him. The assists are the easy part for Russ to reach, as 8.3 a game isn’t that hard to snag when Melo and PG are on your team.
If Westbrook really puts his mind to it, and maybe stat-chases a bit, as he’s been known to do, he very well could achieve something that’s never been done before.