How Russell Westbrook can Average a Triple-Double

As of March 23, Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double. He is on track to become the first player to average a triple-double for an entire season since Oscar Robertson did it back in 1962. Below, you can play around with some scenarios to find out what Westbrook needs to finish out the season, and see how he compares to other well-rounded, elite players in the NBA.

The NBA is chock-full of great performances this year. Despite the elevated playing field, Westbrook’s stats are still staggering. I’ll try to put it in perspective: there are only players in the entire league averaging at least 5-5-5 (pts-reb-ast) per game. Westbrook is going for 10-10-10.

Player Pts Reb Ast

What else? This season is shaping up to be one of tighest MVP races in recent history. There are four players that are seriously in that conversation; Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, and James Harden. How close are the other three to averaging a triple-double?

Thanks to Basketball Reference for the data. Get in touch: russell@polygraph.cool or @codenberg.