Westbrook has largely been unfit this season with the responsibility of shouldering the Lakers in The absence of LeBron James.
Sometimes Westbrook will come out aggressive and punish defenders by attacking the wide. Other times, he will be passive and settle for the dispute jumpers instead of fixing himself on both ends of the court.
Against Jrue Holiday, Westbrook managed to produce a strong 19 points, 15 assists – the highest total of the season – while turning the game upside down only three times. He also hit 2 out of 5 3s.
Though the Lakers eventually ran out of gas, head coach Frank Vogel believes Westbrook had his best game in purple and yellow.
“I think Russell Westbrook had his best game as the Laker tonight with 15 assists to three back-to-backs,” Vogel said after the game.
Vogel added how Westbrook, along with Anthony Davis, are benefiting from extra floor space as the Lakers run a small roster.
The small roster will improve when LeBron and Trevor Ariza back to action. The distance between floors will stay the same, but the defense size will increase.
https://lebronwire.usatoday.com/2021/11/18/frank-vogel-says-russell-westbrook-had-his-best-game-as-a-laker-vs-bucks/ Frank Vogel says Westbrook had his best game against the Bucks