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Russell Westbrook | Guard | #0

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (4) / OKC
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It remains unclear if Russell Westbrook (right knee) will be ready to go for Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Warriors.
"Every day he’s done a little bit more, but they want to evaluate after he does workouts to see how he’s feeling," said head coach Billy Donovan after Monday's practice. Considering that there's yet to be any mention of Westbrook getting through full-contact, 5-on-5 work at practice, we don't anticipate him being cleared for the season-opener. For what it's worth, he's listed as "out" in the game notes. Oct 15 - 2:17 PM

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Billy Donovan was non-committal when discussing Russell Westbrook's (knee) status for the regular-season opener on Tuesday.

Westbrook continues to make progress in his recovery from the September arthroscopic knee procedure, but he's still not taking contact, so it seems unlikely that he'll be good to go by Wednesday. The knee issue has caused Westbrook to dip down to the second round, so he could be a nice value pick if he's able to get back to the court relatively soon, without issue.
Oct 14 - 3:09 PM

Russell Westbrook (knee) has progressed to "controlled contact."

He isn't practicing fully, in other words, and coach Billy Donovan wouldn't say if he'll be ready for the season opener. Westbrook's iron-man status makes him less risky than most players coming off arthroscopic knee surgery, but it's enough to bump him down a few spots on draft day.
Oct 11 - 2:42 PM

Russell Westbrook (right knee surgery) has still not been cleared for full-contact work.

Westbrook is making progress and has been able to go through some "very controlled contact," according to head coach Billy Donovan, but it's looking more and more likely that Westbrook won't be ready for opening night. He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday, at which point we should get an official timetable, but he can no longer be viewed as a first-round option with him likely to begin the season on the sidelines.
Oct 8 - 6:36 PM

Billy Donovan downplayed the recent arthroscopic procedure Russell Westbrook had on his right knee, calling the knee issue, "nothing serious."

Westbrook will be re-evaluated in two weeks, meaning he'll miss camp and likely sit out a few preseason games. The timing isn't great here, but generally speaking, players can get back to 100% fairly quickly after arthroscopic surgery. What is concerning is that this was the fourth operation he had on that right knee and he'll be entering his age-30 season. He's still worth an early-round pick, but with him hurt, he could fall deep into Round 2.
Sep 26 - 10:02 AM

Thunder GM Sam Presti said the team won't rush Russell Westbrook back from knee surgery.

He added that the Thunder have never pushed a player to hit a specific date in recovering from injury, and that he won’t start now by rushing Westbrook to be ready for game one. The Thunder announced that Westbrook would be re-evaluated in four weeks on Sept. 12, so it's not a surprise that he'll likely miss some time to start the season. Paul George's fantasy arrow is pointing up and it makes sense for Westbrook's owners to handcuff him with Dennis Schroder.
Sep 20 - 12:25 PM

Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday after feeling some stiffness in the last week.

He will be re-evaluated in four weeks, which means he could miss some of the preseason. He's had numerous issues with his right knee, including a meniscus tear and this is now his fourth surgery on his right knee -- had a left-knee PRP treatment last year, too. The Thunder called it a "proactive procedure" in a statement about the former MVP, but getting the surgery so close to the season is a concern. Considering his history, Westbrook's potential fantasy owners may want to bump him down a handful of spots. Dennis Schroder gains slightly more value while Paul George is locked in as a top-15 pick.
Sep 12 - 2:42 PM

Russell Westbrook made 18-of-43 from the field for 46 points during a 96-91 season-ending loss to the Jazz on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and seven 3-pointers.

Yep, Westbrook outscored his teammates 46-45 and he really had no help while Donovan Mitchell was going off. Westbrook and Mitchell both scored 20-plus points in the third quarter to become the first opposing players to each score 20 in a quarter over the last 20 postseasons. Westbrook also has scored 45-plus in three straight elimination games to become the first player ever to do so. It's clearly his team, but now OKC will have to face questions on whether other players will want to suit up with him.
Source: ESPN
Apr 28 - 1:24 AM

Russell Westbrook led the Thunder to the third-largest comeback in playoff history on Wednesday, finishing an incredible Game 5 performance with 45 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and five 3-pointers.

Westbrook scored 20 points in the third quarter, as the Thunder used a 22-3 burst to erase a 25-point deficit in just eight minutes of action. It hasn't always been a pretty series for Westbrook, with Utah's defense limiting him to 29-of-79 shooting (36.7%) through four games, but he was unstoppable after halftime tonight. He buried 3-pointers and a sequence of mid-range jumpers, rather than challenging Rudy Gobert on penetration, and we'll be closely watching that dynamic in Utah on Friday. Either way, we're expecting some fireworks.
Apr 26 - 12:30 AM

Russell Westbrook was fined $10,000 for his altercation with Rudy Gobert in Game 4.

He was also assessed a post-game technical, but the big takeaway is that he's no longer in danger of a suspension. Westbrook will be ready to roll for a must-win Game 5 in OKC.
Apr 24 - 7:59 PM

The NBA is reportedly reviewing Russell Westbrook's Game 4 incident, and deliberating whether or not a suspension is warrented for Game 5.

Westbrook was waiting to check in the game at the scorer's table during the fourth quarter of the Game 4 loss, but got himself involved in an altercation between Raymond Felton and Rudy Gobert after a foul, stepping onto the court and slapping away Gobert's hand. Overall, this was a very minor incident, and while Westbrook did technically leave the bench area, it would be absolutely shocking to see commissioner Adam Silver dish out a suspension for a crucial Game 5 in OKC. Stay tuned.
Apr 24 - 5:57 PM

Russell Westbrook hit just 7-of-18 shots and missed all three of his 3-pointers for 23 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in Monday's 113-96 Game 4 loss to the Jazz, putting the Thunder in a 3-1 hole in the series.

Westbrook was basically looking for a fight the entire game and got into serious foul trouble early, picking up his fourth foul before halftime. He managed to make it through the entire game without being ejected or fouling out, but he was trying to pick a fight with anyone in a Jazz uniform who crossed his path. Westbrook was all about close-guarding Ricky Rubio in the first half, but it really only messed up the Thunder's defensive rotations and got Westy into foul trouble. The Thunder should be able to regroup and put up a better fight in Game 5 in OKC, but the Jazz are clearly in control of this series with their defensive presence, along with their physicality.
Apr 24 - 1:50 AM

Russell Westbrook had a brutal showing against the Jazz on Saturday during a 115-102 loss in Game 3, making 5-of-17 from the field for 14 points with 11 rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and eight turnovers.

Rudy Gobert's rim protection neutralized Westbrook's driving in a big way, and Westbrook was not at his best against Ricky Rubio or on defensive rotations -- the whole team, basically. Westbrook has struggled down the stretch for two games straight, which is a problem for a guy that sucks up so much usage. OKC is in trouble.
Apr 22 - 12:44 AM

Russell Westbrook posted 19 points, 13 assists, nine rebounds, and four steals in 37 minutes during OKC's Game 2 loss on Wednesday.

Westbrook has averaged a triple-double for two consecutive seasons, so we're numb to his gaudy stat lines -- even in a postseason game vs. an elite defense. He shot 7-of-19 from the field tonight but was 3-of-4 at the line with a pair of 3-pointers, and did enough to hit value in most DFS leagues despite his sky-high price.
Apr 18 - 10:54 PM

The Thunder will start Russell Westbrook, Corey Brewer (knee), Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Steven Adams in Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Jazz.

No surprises here. This projects to be one of the most entertaining first-round series the NBA playoffs has to offer, so sit back and enjoy it thoroughly. We're especially excited for the showdown between Adams and Rudy Gobert.
Apr 15 - 5:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Dennis Schroder
3Raymond Felton
SG1Andre Roberson
2Terrance Ferguson
3Alex Abrines
4Hamidou Diallo
5Abdel Nader
SF1Paul George
2Timothe Luwawu
PF1Jerami Grant
2Patrick Patterson
C1Steven Adams
2Nerlens Noel