Originally Posted by Chuckbrook
1 or 2 bad shots?
Westbrook takes at least 6 shots bad shots per game and it's probably more than that. I can understand the shots he takes when KD's weak ass can't get open, but dribbling the ball down the court and shooting without initiating any type of offense is unacceptable. And he does this at an alarming rate. Once he decides he's going to shoot it doesn't matter how many people are open he's going to chuck it up....serious tunnel vision.
I don't think people are nitpicking him to death. Westbrook will literally cost his team the game doing some of the boneheaded shit he does. I'm sorry, but you can't overlook that kind of shit.
Him attacking first thing down the court is the sole tangible form of offensive structure OKC actually has.
He needs to have better shot selection, but that does not mean not playing his game....the bad shots he takes occur when he actively attempts to feed Durant and fails.
He misses some transition pull up J's - that don't mean they're bad shots...he's up the court before everyone else...OKC's transition defense is in a good place when he takes those shots, he's probably the best in the league at it, it's a risk worth taking occasionally.