Earlier this year
NBA triple doubles
Once upon a time triple doubles used to be rare, now nearly every night someone has accomplished one, notably Westbrook of course and now Simmons. Is it such a big achievement these days and how come they have become commonplace. Westbrook needs 16 rebounds in final game to average one for a year again and no doubt his teammates will let him. Is one of the reasons that teams will now let point guards get rebounds more easily instead of the old days when they would stay out of the paint and look to set up the fastbreak. Of course players need to score to give the assist so can hardly really set that up and scoring 10 points is not the hardest thing in the world.
So are triple doubles overrated?