Fans of the team are waiting with bated breath for the next game because the troubled star has been playing well for the last two.
In fact, Westbrook’s performance against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night resulted in him getting a standing ovation from the notoriously prickly LA crowd.
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This was only his second game coming off the bench and it was one of the best he’s had in a long time.
It was so good, in fact, that NBA insider Ramona Shelburne told ESPN that she believes his Sunday night showing may have “saved his career.”
If he continues to perform as he did on Sunday, Shelburne said, he might have a important place on this team.
Again, it’s too early to tell but fans of the team have a slight sliver of hope for the first time in months.
It’s not clear what changed inside Westbrook over the last few days.
Initially, it seemed as if he wasn’t too jazzed about being a bench player but he has seemingly embraced this role with the squad.
And he has in fact flourished.
He put up 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists during his 31 minutes on Sunday night.
The most impressive part of his game was that he was 50% from the field and 50% from beyond the three-point line too.
He played with smarts as well, something we haven’t seen from Westbrook in a long time.
The team has a long way to go before they look truly competitive again.
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