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LeBron Believes Russell Westbrook Can Average A Triple-Double

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Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook is on an absolute tear to open the season, averaging a triple-double with 31 points, 11.3 assists and 10.9 rebounds per game. 

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There's no debate about Westbrook's talent, but many people wonder if he'll be able to average a triple-double throughout an entire NBA season. 

LeBron James is not one of those people. 

When talking with the media before his Cavaliers squared off with the New York Knicks on Wednesday, James said he thinks Westbrook is capable of pulling it off. 

"Westbrook can do it," James said via ESPN. "He's capable of doing it. He's showing it. He's like the Energizer Bunny, man. He just doesn't get tired. He doesn't get tired, and when you have that passion for the game, too, as well, it's very doable. The game has definitely changed a little bit. It's more, it's almost feeling like back in, like, the '80s, you know, when teams were putting up 145 and 135 and more possessions and more shot attempts -- obviously, they weren't shooting as many 3s, but it was a lot of possessions. So with that being said, with his athleticism, him being able to get those rebounds, he handles the ball for the majority of the game for OKC so he's gonna get the assists and I think he's averaging nine free throws a game. He's going to make seven or eight of those a game and obviously he's going to get one bucket -- he's going to get 10 points. That's the easy thing for him. So it's very doable."

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