OKC's Westbrook tearing up summer league

Updated: July 11, 2008, 11:31 PM ET
By John Denton | Special to ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- For all those raised eyebrows and puzzled experts who questioned Russell Westbrook's being chosen fourth overall in last month's NBA draft, a scout monitoring the Orlando Pro Summer League had this to offer Thursday: "He's flat-out the best player here not named Kevin Durant."

Lofty praise indeed for a herky-jerky point guard who some thought at one time was only the third-best player on his Final Four team at UCLA. High marks, for sure, for the player ...

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