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Warriors think Westbrook is 'easy to defend'.

According to Jack McCallum's new book, multiple Golden State Warriors players were quoted saying they think Russell Westbrook is easy to guard.


Thomas Miller


Although Russell Westbrook's style of play might strike fear in the hearts of many around the league, the Warriors think his style of play is easy to defend. According to Jack McCallum's new book entitled, "Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball," multiple Golden State Warriors players anonymously talked about how easy the reigning MVP was to defend. On his show, Zach Lowe recently back up McCallum's claims saying he has spoken to the Warriors about it, and his statement is 100% true.

The reports in McCallum's novel came from anonymous Warriors players who explained their reasoning saying that Russ is a one man team. Last year, Westbrook won the NBA MVP award while averaging 31.6 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 10.4 APG. In doing so, he became the first player to average a triple-double since Oscar Robertson.

Jack McCallum's new book ("Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball") about the Warriors has a bunch of anonymous Warriors talking about Russ and how they don't fear Russ. How [Kevin Durant] left partly cause of Russ. How Russ's style of play is so easy for them to defend it's like cake to them,

Zach Lowe
ESPN analyst

The reports aren't outrageous as Westbrook has struggled against the Warriors recently, and his main offensive weapon is his firing in to the lane at full speed. It will be interesting to see the Warriors and Thunder play this season as the rivalry has intensified this off-season.

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