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Westbrook Averaging Triple-Double Through 19 Games

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Following yet another feat of scoring, passing and crashing the glass, (Russell) Westbrook is now averaging a triple-double (30.9 points, 11.3 assists and 10.3 rebounds). Oscar Robertson is the only player in NBA history to finish a season with such an average dating back to 1962.

Of course, it’s way too early in the season to draw any parallels to The Big O, but that Westbrook is putting up such a stat-line, even through 19 games, is remarkable, if seemingly unsustainable.

Source: Mike Coppinger of USA TODAY Sports

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David Lee Announces Retirement

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An epic night celebrating my retirement with my friends and family! Thank you to my amazing fiancée @carowozniacki for planning the surprise!

Source: David Lee on Instagram

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LeBron James: Minutes Workload ‘not a huge issue’

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For those who obsess over LeBron James’ minutes, Monday was a good night.

James played a season-low 27 minutes in the Cavs’ 116-88 win over the Detroit Pistons, exiting the game with 1:40 left in the third quarter having scored 18 points with eight assists.

James is 32, and even with the easy night against the Pistons still leads the NBA with 37.9 minutes per game. Giannis Antetokounmpo, 22, is second with 37.8 minutes for Milwaukee.

James said after Monday’s win: “You make so much a big thing about my minutes. It’s not a huge issue. But at the end of the day, when we can get a win like this, everybody benefits from it. Not just me. Everybody.”

Source: Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com

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Suns Intend to Sign Mike James to Standard NBA Contract

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McDonough reiterated to me today that Suns want to sign Mike James to standard NBA deal before his two-way contract expires Dec. 6. My guess how they’ll do that: Create roster spot by dealing 1 of 3 centers

Source: Scott Bordow on Twitter

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