As a 9x All-Star, 2x Scoring Champ, 1x MVP, and 9x All-NBA Player, Russell Westbrook has a long list of accolades that have forever marked his place in history.
What he doesn't have is an NBA Championship, something that has thus far alluded him for all of his 12 years in the NBA. Fortunately, he is confident that will change with his new team, as he told Wizards writer Ava Wallace.
Westbrook's strengths are playmaking, rebounding, and finishing around the rim. His athleticism and unstoppable drive often create opportunities for himself and others. In Houston, those strengths often conflicted with those of James Harden -- an iso-heavy star who demands the ball in his hands.
In D.C., he'll be able to play his role as the primary ball-handler with an abundance of shooters to look to on the outside, including Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans. In the frontcourt, he'll have Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant.
That roster might not be as deep compared to other teams in the East, but they could make a lot of noise. Between Westbrook and Beal alone, the Wizards are set for a great season. How far they will actually go, however, is still anyone's guess.