For the most part, Russell Westbrook has picked up right where he left off last season when he averaged a triple-double and won his first MVP award with the Thunder. He's already got two triple-doubles this season, and is averaging 19.3 points, 11.7 assists, and 9.3 rebounds per game. One area where he's really struggling, however, is at the free throw line. A career 82.2 percent shooter from the stripe, Westbrook is just 10 of 18 (55.6 percent) from the line through the first four games. The reason? The NBA changed the delay of game rules over the summer. In an effort to speed up the game, the referees now assess a delay of game violation if a player goes past the 3-point line in between foul shots. Doing just that has been Westbrook's routine for over a decade. And as he explained after Wednesday night's win over the Pacers, not being able to do his usual routine is messing him up.
How new NBA rules have messed up Russell Westbrook's free throw shooting
CBS Sports | Oct 26