Russell Westbrook was selected by the Seattle Supersonics with the fourth pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Soon thereafter, the Sonics relocated to Oklahoma City and were rebranded as the Thunder. In his rookie campaign, Westbrook played in all 82 games, making 65 starts. He posted per-game averages of 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists. Westbrook was named the Rookie of the Month for both December and February. On March 2, he registered his first career triple-double with a 17-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist performance against Dallas. Westbrook was recognized for his outstanding play with a spot on the All-Rookie First Team and a fourth-place finish in Rookie of the Year voting.2009
For the second straight season, Russell Westbrook played in all 82 games -- each as a starter -- for Oklahoma City. He averaged 16.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 8.0 assists per contest. His per-game assists mark ranked eighth in the NBA. He produced the second triple-double of his career against Minnesota on Feb. 21, totaling 22 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists. The former UCLA Bruin added 23 additional double-doubles during the campaign. Westbrook also got his first taste of the NBA postseason as Oklahoma City finished with 50 wins, more than doubling their total from the previous campaign. The Thunder were eliminated by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round, but Westbrook played well, posting per-game averages of 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in the six-game series.2010
Russell Westbrook continued to blossom in his third campaign with the OKC Thunder. The durable guard played in all 82 regular-season games for the third consecutive campaign. His scoring average jumped to a career-high 21.9 points per contest, and his 44.2 field-goal percentage was also a career best. Westbrook also averaged 4.6 rebounds, while his 8.2 assists represented a career high and ranked ninth in the league. The 2008 lottery pick continued to display his versatile skill-set, tying for 13th in the league with 31 double-doubles and falling one short of the NBA lead with three triple-doubles. He also averaged 1.9 steals, good for four in the league. In the postseason, Oklahoma City made great strides as they advanced to the Western Conference Finals. Westbrook averaged 23.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists in the playoffs. His regular-season honors included his first career All-Star selection and placement on the All-NBA Second Team.2011
Russell Westbrook cemented his status as one of the game's most talented young stars during his fourth NBA season. He played in 66 games with the Thunder, averaging a career-high 35.3 minutes per contest. His scoring output increased to 23.6 points per game, and he shot 45.7 percent from the field. Both marks were the best of his career. Westbrook also posted per-game averages of 4.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.7 steals. He scored a career-high 45 points in a win over Minnesota on March 23, making 17-of-28 field-goal attempts. The 6-foot-4 guard's outstanding play earned him his second All-Star selection as well as his second placement on the All-NBA Second Team. In the postseason, Westbrook averaged 23.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.8 boards as the Thunder made it to the NBA Finals. He scored a career playoff-high 43 points, complemented by seven rebounds and five assists, in a losing effort in Game 4 of the Finals.2012
Already one of the game's superstars, Westbrook continued to grow during his fifth NBA season. He again played in every regular season contest for Oklahoma City, marking his fifth straight year accomplishing the feat. Though his scoring average dipped slightly to 23.2 points per contest, he improved his per-game marks in rebounding (5.2), assists (7.4) and steals (1.8) over the previous campaign. Westbrook also set a career high with 1.2 three-pointers per contest. For the third straight season, he was named to the Western Conference All-Star Team and to the All-NBA Second Team. Westbrook started strong in the playoffs, scoring a combined 48 points in the first two games of Oklahoma City's opening round matchup against Houston. However, he tore his meniscus in Game 2 of the series and was ruled out for the remainder of the postseason.2013
After starting every regular-season game during his first five years in the league, Westbrook opened the 2013-14 campaign recovering from surgery to his right knee. He missed the Thunder's first two games before returning to action with 21 points against Phoenix on Nov. 3. Westbrook played well through Christmas Day, when he registered a triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a victory over the Knicks. However, Westbrook's knee began to bother him again, and he was forced to undergo another surgery that kept him out of action until Feb. 20. After returning to the court, Westbrook's playing time was monitored. This resulted in a career-low 30.7 minutes per game on the season. Still, the UCLA product put up numbers in line with his previous campaigns, averaging 21.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.9 assists per contest. He also set career-highs with 1.9 steals and 1.5 three-pointers per game. Westbrook's restrictions were lifted in the playoffs, and he averaged 38.7 minutes over 19 games as Oklahoma City advanced to the Western Conference Finals. In the postseason, he delivered per-game marks of 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 2.2 steals.2014
Following an injury-plagued sixth season, Westbrook began the 2014-15 campaign healthy. However, he fractured his right hand in Oklahoma City's second game and missed nearly a month of action. Westbrook was as good as ever upon his return, finishing the campaign with per-game averages of 28.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists -- all career highs. The 6-foot-4 guard's scoring average led the league while his assist mark ranked fourth. Westbrook also ranked second in the NBA with a career-high 2.1 steals per contest. He was elected to start for the Western Conference in the All-Star Game and walked away with the MVP award after scoring 41 points in 26 minutes. Westbrook was also named the Western Conference Player of the Month for February, March and April as he attempted to carry the Thunder to a playoff berth. The team fell just short despite their point guard's strong play. Among Westbrook's accomplishments during the campaign were 31 double-doubles and a league-high 11 triple-doubles. He also set a career high with 54 points against Indiana on April 12 and was named to the All-NBA Second Team for the fourth time in his career.2015
Westbrook had a healthy 2015-16 season after dealing with injuries over the previous two campaigns. He played in 80 games for Oklahoma City, averaging 34.4 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 23.5 points per game and shot 45.4 percent from the field. He set career highs with 7.8 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game. Only Rajon Rondo averaged more assists over the course of the season than Westbrook. The UCLA product led the league with 18 triple-doubles and ranked second with 54 double-doubles. From Jan. 29 to Feb. 3, Westbrook compiled three straight triple-doubles. He repeated the feat during a three-game stretch from March 18-22. Westbrook was selected to his fifth straight All-Star Game and was named All-Star MVP for the second consecutive season with a 31-point performance that included eight rebounds, five assists and five steals. He also earned his first selection to the All-NBA First Team. In the postseason, Westbrook played in 18 games and averaged 37.4 minutes per contest as the Thunder reached the Western Conference Finals. In the playoffs, the veteran guard posted per-game averages of 26.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 11.0 assists and 2.6 steals per post-season contest.2016
Westbrook took his game to new heights during the 2016-17 campaign. He played in 81 games for Oklahoma City, averaging 34.6 minutes per contest. The UCLA product averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists during the campaign, joining Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double over the course of an entire season. Westbrook also broke Robertson's single-season record by amassing 42 triple-doubles during the campaign. He posted numerous jaw-dropping stat lines during the season, including a 51-point, 13-rebound, 10-assist effort against Phoenix on Oct. 28. It was the first 50-point triple-double in the NBA since 1975. Incredibly, Westbrook achieved the feat twice more during the regular season. He was named to his sixth Western Conference All-Star squad and poured in 41 points in only 20 minutes in the February exhibition. In recognition of his dominant season, Westbrook was named to the All-NBA First Team and won his first NBA MVP award. His strong play helped Oklahoma City reach the postseason, where they faced the Houston Rockets in the first round. Though the Thunder fell in five games, Westbrook was outstanding, averaging 37.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 10.8 assists and 2.4 steals. He registered three triple-doubles in the series, including a 51-point, 10-rebound, 13-assist effort in Game 2.2017
Westbrook averaged a triple-double for the second-straight season in 2017-2018. He managed 25.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 10.3 assists in 80 games during the regular season. He led the NBA in a variety of categories, including assists, field goal attempts and turnovers. Westbrook finished seventh in the league in scoring and 10th in rebounding. Westbrook shot 44.9 percent from the floor, which was the second-best shooting mark of his career. He set a career high with 20 rebounds against Memphis on Apr. 11. He collected at least 20 assists in two separate contests. Westbrook led Oklahoma City to the playoffs. Westbrook posted back-to-back performances of at least 45 points in Games 5 and 6 of Oklahoma City's first round series against the Utah Jazz. He garnered Second-Team All-NBA status and finished fifth in MVP voting.2018
Westbrook enjoyed another productive campaign during his 11th year in the NBA. The guard averaged a triple-double for an unprecedented third straight season behind 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 10.7 assists per contest. The per game rebounds and assists were both career highs. He also finished the 2018-19 season fourth league-wide in steals with 1.9 per game. For the season, the explosive guard collected an eye-popping 34 triple-doubles. On Jan. 10, Westbrook dished a career-high 24 assists during a loss to San Antonio. He had 25 games with 12 or more assists. On Valentine's Day, Westbrook exploded for a season-high 44 points in a loss to the Pelicans. The veteran scored 40 or more points in five games. On Apr. 2, Westbrook tied a career high with 20 rebounds during a win over the Lakers. Westbrook, joined by Paul George, guided the Thunder to a 49-33 record and a No. 6 seed in the Western Conference. However, Westbrook's Thunder lost to Portland in the first round of the playoffs. During the series, Westbrook averaged 22.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 10.6 assists over five games. He scored 33 points during the Thunder's lone playoff win.
June 26, 2008Drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft.
July 1, 2008Signed a two-year rookie contract with the Seattle Supersonics.
January 19, 2012Signed a five-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
August 4, 2016Signed a three-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
September 29, 2017Signed a five-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
July 16, 2019Traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a 2021 1st round draft pick, a 2024 1st round draft pick, a 2025 1st round draft pick and a 2026 1st round draft pick.