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Williams, Watson praise Thunder's Westbrook

Published November 6, 2010 11:39 pm

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Jazz point guards Deron Williams and Earl Watson discuss Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook.Williams on Westbrook:He's a really good young player, man. He's always had some good games against me as well. He's just very athletic, quick — he's one of the fastest guys in the NBA. He's always improving something. They said he can't shoot; he worked on his shooting and now he can shoot. It's just tough to guard him. If he gets out in transition, it's tough to stop him. Halfcourt, pick and rolls, it's tough to stop him. He's finding ways to get everybody involved. He's becoming a better floor general. He's a scary player.Watson on Westbrook:I've not Russ since he was a kid. Coming from UCLA, I'm always at UCLA during the summers. So, Russ is like my younger brother. I'm very happy for him that he's gotten so much better. I think he's becoming one of the best point guards in the NBA, in my opinion. Extremely, extremely athletic. Extremely quick. Tenacious on both ends of the court. Plays with his heart. Plays as hard as possible. Makes great decisions. And still learning; the sky's the limit for him. — Brian T. Smithbsmith@sltrib.comTwitter: tribjazz