2011-2012 Stats: 23.6 PPG 4.6 RPG 5.5 APG 1.7 SPG
2012-2013 Salary: $13.6 million
If we were ranking the best athletes, Westbrook would be top three in the NBA—but we're ranking point guards. It shouldn't matter if he's a pure point, should it? OKC made it to the Finals with him at the helm and found themselves in the WCF the year before that. So, why is everybody tripping about his game? Sure his shot selection can be better, but tell us with a straight face you wouldn't want him as your starting point guard. He scores (and shoots) whenever he feels like it, is athletic as hell, plays tremendous defense and cares about winning. When he's able to control himself, the Thunder will become champions. Maybe the Thunder would be better off sliding him to the two. Oh, that's right. They tossed that option out the window with the Harden deal. It's a good thing Russ is young.