NBA summer league notebook

Modified: July 11, 2008 at 12:14 am •  Published: July 11, 2008
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Westbrook OK after Wednesday's collision
Russell Westbrook suffered no ill effects from Wednesday night's late collision that left him clutching his head and wrist.

"It wasn't hurting, it was nothing,” Westbrook said. I felt good. It wasn't a problem at all.”

After a 2-for-13 shooting night against New Jersey, Westbrook wanted to come out aggressive and got into the paint whenever he wanted, earning comparisons to Miami All-Star guard Dwyane Wade for his desire to attack the basket without fear of contact.

Westbrook has shot 50 percent from the field (24-for-48) through four games in Orlando and leads OKC with 3.5 assists per game. He's come out in attack mode and credits that to the mentality that he hasn't earned anything yet, only an opportunity.

"After the draft, it doesn't matter what pick you get drafted at, it doesn't really mean anything,” said Westbrook. "That's how I look at it. Regardless of what pick you are, everybody is fighting for the same spot.”

He continues to win a lot of believers here, especially since the summer league's other top point guard, No. 1 pick Derrick Rose, continues to be plagued by knee tendinitis.

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