Russell Westbrook's finishing at the basket is worse than you'd expect

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Russell Westbrook is expected to have a huge season for the Oklahoma City Thunder following Kevin Durant's move to the Golden State Warriors.

The point guard is already one of the most explosive players in the league and his triple-double rate in 2015/16 was incredible. 

However, the notion that he is an elite finisher at the rim has been pulled apart by YouTuber 'BBALLBREAKDOWN', who proved to the Westbrook fandom that he was nothing more than average at attacking the hole from the one spot. 

Courtesy of stats from Synergy and the NBA, 'coach Nick', as he is called on the channel, showed that the base stats don't reflect well on the two-time All-Star MVP.

Throughout his eight seasons in the NBA, the 27-year-old has never been top ten amongst guard, who have taken a minimum of 150 attempts from close, at finishing around the basket.

Last season, he was 18th, finishing behind the likes of Stephen Curry - who was first - Goran Dragic, Elfrid Payton and Jrue Holiday, to name just a few players.

In terms of finishing drives to the baskets during the previous campaign, Westbrook had a success rate of 50.7 percent, leaving him behind a number of guards who aren't heralded for their explosiveness. 

The YouTube video goes into a lot more detail, and you can WATCH IT HERE.

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