Russell Westbrook does a whole lot of things right. He’s got passion, he’s got the drive, he’s an instant bucket. But he also has a whole lot of holes in his game. More troublesome than any of them is his three-point shooting which, statistically, shows that he’s got a long ways to go in that regard.

With his three-point shooting percentage at a whopping 23.5%, it’s fair to say Russ isn’t an exceptional shooter. If you ask ESPN’s Zach Lowe, he’ll even say that he’s the worst of All-Time.

“You are not allowed to point that out anymore, it’s too mean. People will come at you. I am sorry but Westbrook is literally the worst high volume 3-pt shooter in the history of NBA. I am sorry that he take five 3s a game that would embarrass Antoine Walker.”

Since the 2016-2017 season, Westbrook’s three-point percentage has dropped significantly. Thing is, he’s attempting more threes this season than he has in any other season besides 2016/17. He’s making less but shooting more, a decision that has clearly hurt the Thunder’s offense, as they rank 20th overall on offense, 24th overall in effective field goal percentage and true shooting percentage, 26th overall in three-pointers made and dead last in three-point shooting percentage.

If Russ can find a way to either slow down with the attempts or start knocking down more of them, he might find that his team will benefit as a result.

OKC is still having a nice season overall, they are still 3rd in the West, after all. But something tells me the Thunder could be even better if Westbrook improves from beyond the arc.

Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.