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Biography

Background

CAREER AVERAGES
Appeared in 440 games (423 starts) and averaged 20.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.9 minutes.

2013-14 SEASON AVERAGES
Appeared in 46 games (46 starts) and averaged 21.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.9 steals in 30.7 minutes.

2013-14
Scored in double figures on 45 occasions, including 30 20-plus point efforts and seven 30-plus point outings. Posted 11 double-doubles, including two triple-doubles (eight career triple-doubles). Made season-debut vs. Phoenix (11/3) and recorded 21 points to go along with seven assists in 33 minutes. Registered a triple-double vs. New York (12/25), becoming fifth player to post a triple-double on Christmas Day. Returned to Thunder lineup vs. Miami (2/20) after missing the previous 27 games and scored 16 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals in 24 minutes. Recorded the second fastest triple-double in NBA history, logging just 20 minutes of action vs. Philadelphia (3/4) and finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists. Posted a season-high 36 points on 13-of-22 shooting at Phoenix (3/6). Recorded 34 points, including a game-winning 3-point field goal in OT with 0.1 seconds remaining vs. Golden State (11/29).

NBA CAREER
2012-13: Named to the All-NBA Second Team for a third consecutive season. Scored 20-plus points 56 times including 16 30- plus point efforts (Oklahoma City was 12-4 this season when Westbrook scored 30-plus points). Recorded a team-best 23 double-doubles on the season. Registered first triple-double of the season (sixth of his career) on at Milwaukee (3/30) with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Posted 10 or more assists on 16 occasions. Set a season-high with 38 points (12-23 FGs) on at Denver (3/1). Registered a career-high with 27 points during the first half alone on vs. LA Lakers (12/7). On the night, finished with a career-high five made 3-point field goals. At the end of the 2012-13 season, played in 394 consecutive games (longest streak in the NBA). Scored 30-plus points in four consecutive games (1/14--1/20) for the first time in his career. Set a season-high with 14 assists on at Sacramento (1/25). Named a reserve on the 2013 Western Conference All-Star Team (his 3rd consecutive appearance). In All-Star game, recorded 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 18 minutes.
2011-12: Named to the All-NBA Second Team for a second consecutive season. Finished the 2011-12 season with the fifth-highest scoring average in the league (23.6 ppg). Currently has the longest active games played streak in the NBA (312 games). Set a career-high with 45 points scored during 2OT win vs. Minnesota (3/23) after recording a career-high 17 made field goals. Along with teammate Kevin Durant, scored 40-plus points in the same game on two occasions (first duo to each score 40-plus points since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen accomplished the feat during the 1995-96 season). Recorded 21 points and five rebounds during his second career All-Star appearance in Orlando. Named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week on two occasions. Recorded 20-plus points in seven consecutive games (longest streak of his career) from 1/10--1/23. Scored 20-plus points on 43 occasions (Oklahoma City went 31-12 in those games), including 16 30-point efforts and two 40-point efforts. Handed out 10-plus assists four times. Registered 10-plus rebounds three times and tallied seven double-doubles on the season. Led the Thunder with 5.5 assists per game.
2010-11: Received All-NBA Second Team honors after becoming just the fifth player in NBA history to record 4,000 points, 1,500 assists and 1,000 rebounds through three NBA seasons (Chris Paul, LeBron James, Anfernee Hardaway and Oscar Roberston)..Registered three triple-doubles (tied for 2nd most in the NBA) and 31 double-doubles. Ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring, 9th in assists and 4th in steals. Only player to start every game for OKC. Scored 12 points during his first All-Star appearance at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Placed second in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge during All-Star weekend. Recorded third triple-double of the season (fifth of his career) during 2OT win vs. Washington (1/28). With his 35 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists vs. Washington he becomes just the third player in the last 25 years to hit all three of those statistical marks. Scored 20+ points on 47 occasions and 30+ 12 times (11-1 OKC record). Scored 20+ points in six straight contests for the first time in his career (1/8 vs. Memphis -- 1/22 vs. New York) and then again 2/27 vs. the L.A. Lakers -- 3/9 at Philadelphia). Recorded five straight double-doubles for the first time in his career (1/8 vs. Memphis -- 1/19 at Denver). Received the NBA's Player of the Week honors for the West Conference on five separate occasions. Scored 38 points including all 13 of OKC's triple overtime points to go along with a career- high 15 rebounds during OKC 3OT win at New Jersey on 12/1. Became the sixth player and just the second guard (Vince Carter) in the last 20 years to record 35+ points, 15+ rebounds and 9+ rebounds in a single game. Netted a career-high 43 points (13-14 FGs; 17-18 FTs) during OT win at Indiana (11/26).
2009-10: One of four players to start all 82 games for Oklahoma City. Recorded 24 double- doubles on the season. Set a career-high with 16 assists 4/4 vs. Minnesota. Thunder went 23-5 when Westbrook recorded 10+ assists. Posted team-high assists totals in 67-of-82 games. Tallied 20+ points 24 times and 30+ points 4 times. Posted second career triple-double at Minnesota (2/21). In 38 minutes, tallied 22 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists. Came one rebound shy of triple-double and finished with 31 points and 10 assists for his 12th double-double of the season at NY (2/20). Participated in T-Mobile Rookie-Sophomore Challenge and Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend in Dallas and led all scorers with 40 points on 18-29 FGs. Named NBA player of the week for contests played between February 1-7. During the seven day span Westbrook helped lead Oklahoma City to a 3-0 week, including two wins on the road (Golden State & New Orleans) while averaging 19.7points, 9.7 assists, 8.0 rebounds and 3.3 steals. Posted double-figure assist totals in four straight games (12/28 -- 1/4) and becomes first OKC player to accomplished the feat since Gary Payton did so in January of 2002 (1/3/02 -- 1/10/02). Recorded 8th double-double of the season on 1/2 at Milwaukee with 17 points and 13 assists. With zero turnovers vs. the Bucks he recorded the most assists (13) without a turnover (in franchise history) since April 8, 2001 (Gary Payton; 15 assists, 0 TO's). On 12/26 vs. Charlotte, tallied 22 points and game-high six assists while committing zero turnovers in 35 min. Notched 4th double- double in OKC win at San Antonio (19 pts/11 asst) on 11/14. With his 11 assists and zero turnovers, matched NBA season-high for most assists without a TO (Andre Miller). Recorded a then career-high with 13 assists during season opener 10/28 vs. Sacramento. With his 13 assists, he matched the entire assist total for the entire Kings' team. Recorded back-to-back double-doubles (pts/ ast) in first two games of season. On 11/6 at Houston, set career-high with 14 made field goals and finished with a game-high 33 points. On 11/8 vs. ORL, recorded third double-double of the season (17 points, 10 assists) and matched career-high with three made 3-point FG's.
2008-09: Named to NBA's All-Rookie First Team. Ranked among rookie league-leaders in a number of statistical categories including scoring (4th, 15.3), assists (2nd, 5.3) steals (2nd, 1.36), minutes played (4th, 32.5), rebounds (7th, 4.9) and field-goal percentage (10th, .398). 10 or more points 71 times. 20-plus points 18 times. 30-plus points six times. 10 or more rebounds four times. 10 or more assists nine times. Ten double-doubles. One triple- double. Five-plus steals three times. Scored 10+ points in 25 consecutive games (1/16 vs. DET through 3/14 at PHX). Recorded first triple-double in Thunder franchise history with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Dallas (3/2). Career-high 12 assists at Minnesota 1/7. Career-high 34 points including career-high 20 free throw makes (20-22 FT) at Sacramento (2/1). The 20 free throw makes represent the most a Kings opponent since they moved to Sacramento. Was named NBA T-Mobile Rookie of the Month in December and February.

PLAYOFFS
Appeared in 64 games (64 starts) and averaged 24.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.8 steals in 37.8 minutes.
2014: During the 2014 postseason, appeared in 19 games (19 starts) and averaged 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 2.2 steals in 38.7 minutes. Recorded three triple-doubles (only player in 2014 playoffs to record a single triple-double), eight double-doubles, 16 games of 20+ points and six games of 30+ points. Dished out a franchise postseason-record 16 assists vs. Memphis on May 3.
2013: Underwent successful surgery on Apr. 27 to repair a lateral meniscus tear which was suffered in Game 2 vs. HOU in the opening round. Appeared in two games (two starts) during 2013 playoffs and averaged 24.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 3.0 steals in 34.0 minutes. Recorded one double-double with 19 points to go along with 10 assists and eight rebounds during Game 1 vs. HOU. Nine DNP - lateral meniscus tear.
2012: Posted a playoff career-high with 43 points on 20-of-32 shooting during Game 4 of the Finals at Miami. During the Thunder's second round series vs. the L.A. Lakers, Westbrook played a total of 178 minutes and committed a total of four turnovers. Recorded a 2012 playoff-high 12 assists during Game 5 win at San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals. Scored 20+ points 11 times during the 2012 playoffs.
2011: Recorded a triple-double in Game 7 of the second round vs. Memphis with 14 points, 14 assists (playoff career-high) and 10 rebounds (playoff career-high) in 35 minutes. Westbrook becomes the fifth player in NBA history to register a triple- double in a playoff Game 7 (Scottie Pippen, James Worthy, Larry Bird and Jerry West). Scored a playoff career-high 40 points during Game 4 triple overtime victory over Memphis. Scored 20+ points 11 times while scoring 30+ on five occasions.

ALL-STAR
Named to third Western Conference All-Star team in 2013. In his three All-Star appearances, averaged 15.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 20.0 minutes.

USA BASKETBALL
Won a gold medal in 2012 as a member of the United States Olympic team as the US squad went a perfect 8-0 during Olympic competition. In London, Westbrook appeared in all eight games and posted averages of 8.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 rebounds. In 2010, helped lead the USA Men's National Team to a gold medal during the 2010 FIBA World Championships played in Turkey. Westbrook received player of the game honors during the US win over Lithuania and proved to be integral part of the United States perfect 9-0 mark at the World Championships. He appeared in all nine games and averaged 9.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest.

COLLEGE
Named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore. Earned Third Team All-Pac-10 honors and was named to the conference All-Defensive Team.
2007-08 (Sophomore season): Averaged 12.7 ppg, a team-leading 4.3 apg, 3.9 rpg and 1.6 spg. Played 1,318 minutes, the most by a Bruin since 1979 (when minutes began being tracked as a statistic). Led team with a career-high 22 points vs. Memphis in the Final Four on 4/5. Posted first career double-double with 14 points and a career- high-tying 11 rebounds vs. Western Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament on 3/27. Tallied 16 points, four rebounds, five assists and a career-high five steals vs. Oregon on 2/23. Dished out a career-high nine assists vs. Youngstown State on 11/12. Pulled down a career-high-tying 11 rebounds vs. Stanford in the title game of the Pac-10 Tournament on 3/15.
2006-07 (Freshman season): Averaged 3.4 ppg and 0.7 apg in 9.0 mpg. Scored a season-high 11 points twice. Recorded season highs of five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 32 minutes at West Virginia in his first career start on 2/10.

PERSONAL
Parents are Russell Westbrook and Shannon Horton. Has one younger brother, Raynard. Attended 2012 Fashion Week in New York. Admires Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Was named to the "Best in the West" Third-Team by Long Beach Press-Telegram and earned Third-Team All-State honors. Predominantly left handed except when it comes to shooting a basketball. Favorite subject in school growing up was math.


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Height: 6'3''/ 1.91m
Weight: 200 lbs./ 90.7 kg
Born: November 12, 1988
From: University of California, Los Angeles
Draft: 1st Round (4th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2008 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: UCLA/USA

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