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While the Oklahoma City Thunder have found recent success over the past month or so, it is safe to say Russell Westbrook has returned to playing at an MVP level after struggling to gain any rhythm in the beginning of the season. Over the last ten games,Westbrook is averaging 30.7 points, 10.5 assists, and 9.7 rebounds to go along with 1.9 steals. He is also going through arguably the best shooting stretch of his career, shooting 56.3 percent during these last ten games. The reigning MVP helped his team to one of the best records in the month of December, going 12-5, appearing to have finally figured out their offensive issues and ability to close out games. Westbrook took home Player of the Month honors, due to the success the Thunder experienced and his ability to put up triple double statistics to go along with 30 points.
As good as the Brodie has been scoring the ball, he has also done a great job of involving others, particularly his All-Star teammates Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. In the last ten games, PG13 is averaging 22.4 points while shooting 50.7 from the field and 49.4 from three. In addition, Melo is averaging 17.7 points, shooting 49.1 percent, and 38.9 from three. Russ is doing a great job in setting them up in the spots they are comfortable. As of late, Paul George is shooting 54.2 percent on passes from Westbrook, while Melo is shooting 46.8 percent on passes from their star point guard.
Russell Westbrook returning to his MVP form is exactly what the Thunder needed to finally get their season on track. As you can see, him producing at a high level makes his team look like they can be a threat in the stacked Western Conference.