Despite all the criticisms surrounding Russell Westbrook, nobody questions his work ethic. Every time he steps on the court, he gives 110% and that passion translates into the offseason as well.
Amid the NBA hiatus, Russ is not playing 2k or linking up on video live streams — instead, he’s working. A recent video captured one of his workouts, and it’s clear the dude has been keeping himself busy these past few weeks.
Russ putting in work during quarantine 😤
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 23, 2020
It’s only his first season in Houston, but the star guard is already making his presence felt. This season, he’s averaging 27.5 points, 8 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game on 47% shooting. In the wake of major struggles by James Harden, Russ has been keeping the team’s head above water.
Before action paused, they were 6th in the West with a 40-24 record. After trading Clint Capela in favor of a no-center lineup, the team had to make a major adjustment that left many wondering just how high their ceiling was in the postseason.
It’s true that to even come close to securing a Championship, the team will have to overcome a number of obstacles. But so long as Russ continues to work as he has, they’ll always have a fighting chance.