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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 3:50 pm  |  16 responses

Top 50 NBA Players 2010

A glance at players 11-50.

No. 24 Russell Westbrook

Russell WestbrookOne can’t talk about Westbrook without talking about his most important summer – not this one gone by, where he broke open games for Team USA at the World Championships with regularity, but the one that preceded it, in 2009. Thunder general manager Sam Presti asked Westbrook to participate in the summer league with hopes that the athletically gifted yet sometimes erratic rookie could further learn the point guard position. So Westbrook played – in Orlando, in Las Vegas. The Thunder sent out coaches regularly to his Los Angeles home to run him through extensive workouts. Westbrook attended a Team USA mini-camp. Then, perhaps most importantly, that August the Thunder hired Maurice Cheeks, a controlled point guard if there ever was, as an assistant coach. Oklahoma City’s intentions weren’t exactly subtle.

What followed was maturation. Westbrook found himself in the top 10 in the League for assists, including 28 games in double-figures, and nightly walked the tightrope that every (young) point walks of best knowing when to pass and when to score. He’s 21, and he’s learning.

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  • http://facebook.com/jray2009 Jray

    Ha, Howard

  • Big Clover

    Juwan?

  • kat

    That’s cute..black mamba

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    WHEN WILL THE SEASON START?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    And the top 50 is always enjoyable. Keep it up SLAM!

  • http://www.oprah.com Doyouwantmore

    Kobe should come in third at this point, even though millions of lukewarm starstruck fans would disagree.

  • http://www.nba.com jessdogg

    1. LBJ
    2. KB24
    3. D-wade
    4. KD
    5. D12
    6. D-Will
    7. CP3
    8. Melo
    9. Pau
    10. Dirk

    The fact Kevin Durant Can score when he wants isn’t enough. LBJ still getting better while Kobe Declining. Wade won’t shine as bright as long as LBJ on his team.

  • hoodsnake

    Was Joe Johnson on this list already? He has to be up there with the most paid

  • James

    1. BlackMamba
    2. Dare i say it… Lebron
    3. Dwayne Wade
    4. Kevin Durant
    5. Dwight Howard
    6. CP3
    7. D-Will
    8. Pau Gasol
    9. Carmelo
    10. Dirk
    They’ll put lebron under kobe since he’s on the heat now. cp3 is undeniably better than d-will at the moment. Btw hornets are 6-0 and beat the heat as well
    Pau is getting better and better and actually deserves the no. 6 spot right now or at least before or right behind chris paul. Kevin Durant isn’t thriving right now.

  • Baguma

    1. Kobe
    2. Lebron
    3. D-wade
    4. D Howard
    5. Durant
    6. Gasol
    7. Rondo
    8. Melo
    9. Dirk
    10. C Paul

  • Juice69

    Lebron…Kobe…..Wade…Melo…Durant…Dwill…..Howard….DRose..Rondo….CP3..

  • Russ6

    Lebron
    DWade
    CP3
    MELO
    DURANT
    RONDO
    KOBE
    DWILL
    DIRK
    DROSE

  • http://bomb Damon

    garbage garbage garbage garbage
    you guys are idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. kobe
    2. Durant
    3. Lebron
    4. Dirk
    5. D Wade
    6. Howard
    7. D Will
    8. CP3
    9. Melo
    10.Rondo

  • http://facebook.com Ceejay

    1.LEBRON im not a fan but theres no Q.LBJ#1
    2.WADE many have asked WADE OR KOBE ITS 2010
    3.KOBE its not 2000-2008 its 2010 mamba’s 32
    4.DIRK the greatest 7 foot pure shooter
    5.DURANT will domnate in the future not now
    6.MELO is the man can score rebount pass.
    7.CP3 greatest PG in 2010.
    8.DROSE rose or durant in the future.
    9.D12 the most dominant big man in 2010 no Q.
    10.R.ALLEN the purest shooter in histime.

  • Cwflynn

    1Kobe Bryant
    2 Lebron James
    3Derrick Rose
    4Kevin Durant
    5Dwight Howard
    6 Dwayne Wade
    7Chris Paul
    8Carmello Anthony
    9Deron Williams
    10Dirk Nowitzki

  • RL

    1LBJ
    2D-wade
    3D-Rose
    4KB24
    5DH12
    6Dirk Nowitzki
    7Carmelo Anthony
    8Kevin Durant
    9Rajon Rondo
    10Chris Paul

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