The Thunder have played 22 games so far this season and Russell Westbrook has posted a gaudy 31.0 points, 10.9 rebounds, while dishing out 11.3 assists. What he has done so far is unthinkable. We haven’t seen a player average a triple double for an entire season since Oscar Robertson. Nor have we seen anyone get this close since.
If there’s anyone who knows about triple doubles, it would be Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, who is third all time in that category with 107. Speaking candidly about what Westbrook has done so far this season, Kidd thinks Russell can keep this up for the entire season:
“It can be done,” Kidd said of averaging a triple-double in a season, a feat not seen since Oscar Robertson did so in 1961-62. “I have always said I think it could be done. You got to have a special player, and I think we are looking at a special player.”