2016-17 is going to be the season of the Russell Westbrook mean mug after his buddy Kevin Durant took off for greener pastures. Russ is now the center of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball universe and some props have been released if you want to get yourself caught up in the drama that is sure to ensue next year.
Will Russell Westbrook lead the NBA in scoring for the 2016-2017 NBA regular season?
A very interesting prop put up by [custom:bovada-link] indeed. Westbrook will not only be the go-to guy next year – he will be the only guy. Russ has put up some crazy number the last two years and has been a triple-double machine. In the 2015-16 season, he averaged 23.5 points, 10.4 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game – insane.
In 2014-15 though, a season Kevin Durant missed all but 27 games, Westbrook averaged 28.1 points. Couple the fact that Westbrook shoots and scores way more when Durant is out of the lineup with the idea that Russ will be playing with an even bigger chip on his shoulder than normal – watch out, Westbrook could put up numbers like we’ve never seen before.
The line right now is at +160 for him to lead the league in scoring next year and with Curry and Durant, who were first and third in scoring last season, sharing looks – it is well within the realm of possibility.
Will Westbrook be traded during the 2016-17 NBA regular season?
Russ is a free agent next year and the Thunder, whose win total has been set at 47.5, will most likely want to get something out of Westbrook – who will more than likely walk at the end of the season.
Oddsmakers like Westbrook to be traded and have tagged it with a -280 line to happen. If you feel Russ hangs around to try and stick it to Durant – and the world – there’s some value in it for you at +185.
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