Originally Posted by Kawhi m8
Probably not heaps....
Seeing as its a team sport.
And not everyone wants to be a stat padder
It wasn't stat-padding, he was single-handedly doing everything to keep his team in the game and actually had them in a position to win 4 out of 5 games I believe, but as soon as he sat for 1-2 minutes his team would give up 10 points in the blink of an eye.
He had by far the highest +/- and VORP in the league in the RS, not only did he average a 37-pt triple-double but he averaged 37.4/11.6/10.8/2.4 and had the highest BPM out of anyone for the Playoffs. It's hard to find a player with better raw averages for any Playoff series, and Russ was doing this in close games despite having the worst 3-pt shooting team around him going up against the best 3-pt shooting team in the league.