Russell Westbrook, point guard, Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook has been playing some amazing basketball during this final stretch of the NBA season. In his past three games, Westbrook has notched a triple-double in each contest, including a 57-point triple-double in a win against the Magic on Wednesday night. Westbrook has 38 on the season and will definitely average a triple-double to become only the second player in NBA History to do so. Westbrook needs only three more to tie the record held by Oscar Robertson.
James Harden, point guard, Houston Rockets
Westbrook is not the only star player collecting triple-doubles this season. James Harden collected his 20th triple-double in a loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. Harden is averaging 29.3 points, eight rebounds and 11.4 assists per game. Harden and the Rockets have already clinched a playoff berth and are sitting at the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. We could be seeing our very first Co-MVP Award this year.
Kawhi Leonard, small forward, San Antonio Spurs
Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs are 4-1 this season when going up against two of the league’s best teams in the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Leonard is averaging 25.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Leonard and the Spurs are a dark-horse team that everyone over shadows each and every year and look to be the only team that could take down the powerhouse in the Western Conference being the Golden State Warriors.