Russell Westbrook had an up and down season with the Los Angeles Lakers season, and many fans criticized his performances over the course of the year. Despite all the noise, Russell Westbrook still managed to average 18.5 PPG, 7.4 RPG, and 7.1 APG with the Lakers, and his performances notably got better towards the end of the season.

New Lakers head coach Darvin Ham has recently praised Russell Westbrook at a press conference, claiming that the point guard has a lot left in the tank, and adding that Russell Westbrook "is one of the best players" that the NBA has seen.