Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double for the season, but that apparently isn’t enough to merit MVP consideration from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
On Sunday, Cuban said, “He’s not,” when discussing whether Westbrook is in the MVP battle
Cuban was asked where Westbrook is in his consideration for MVP.
“He’s not,” Cuban said.
Cuban acknowledges that Westbrook is “an amazing athlete” who is the “most explosive” player in the league and has the “best motor.”
“The criteria hasn’t changed,” Cuban said. With a wry smile, he added: “And if I changed my mind, it would ruin all the fun for you guys.”
Cuban said that the battle for MVP is between LeBron James,James Harden and Kawhi Leonard.
Cuban’s Mavericks played Westbrook and the Thunder on Sunday and came away with a 104-89 victory. Westbrook tallied 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists but didn’t exactly bolster his MVP candidacy with an 8-of-24 shooting performance from the field with .333%.
This season Westbrook have amazing stats he score 31.7 PPG amazing 10 APG and 10.6 RPG.