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Russell Westbrook | Guard | #0

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (4) / OKC
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Russell Westbrook found his shot on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets with 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting.
It's good to see Westy shake off the rust after shooting 3-of-10 in his previous outing. He played 26 minutes tonight after playing 28 on Sunday, so the concerns about his knee are probably a bit overblown. He added seven assists with one rebound, one steal, two triples and three turnovers and hasn't done anything to suggest that he's not a top-5 pick in fantasy. He'll be just fine alongside Melo and PG-13. Oct 10 - 11:44 PM

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Russell Westbrook struggled with his shot during Sunday's exhibition game, going 3-of-10 from the field on his way to nine points, five boards, seven assists, one steal and three turnovers.

Westbrook is still shaking off some rust after having his preseason delayed due to the PRP injection in his left knee, but the major positive here is that he's shown no ill effects from that minor knee procedure. While he has been somewhat passive on offense as he works himself back into things (23.9 usage rate), that's not a trend we'd expect to continue into the regular season. Don't let a slow preseason start cause Westbrook to slip out of the top-5 on draft day.
Oct 8 - 6:51 PM

Russell Westbrook made his 2017 preseason debut on Wednesday with nine points, one rebound, four assists and one turnover in 10 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

He only played the first quarter and he showed no signs of injury. Most players need more time off after PRP treatment to a knee, but Westbrook is probably part bionic for how quickly he recovers from injury. He still had some heavy usage with five attempts from the field and from the line, so he still should be scoring in the upper 20s even with the help around him. If you take turnovers and field goal percentage out of the equation, Westbrook could still be the top player in fantasy this season.
Oct 7 - 12:26 AM

Russell Westbrook (knee) will play and is likely to play just the first quarter.

It's a great sign to see him back on the court after PRP treatment. Westbrook is going to have a lot more space to operate on offense, so the first quarter should be interesting. While his scoring should come down, Westbrook should still fill up the stat sheet like few others can.
Oct 6 - 6:28 PM

Russell Westbrook (knee) went through a full practice on Thursday, but coach Billy Donovan said Westbrook's status for Friday's game vs. New Orleans is uncertain.

Westbrook received platelet-rich plasma injections in his left knee shortly before the start of training camp and returned to contact work earlier this week. OKC will naturally err on the side of caution during the preseason, so the fact that they are even considering playing him Friday night is a good sign that he'll be ready to rock on opening night.
Source: Oklahoman
Oct 6 - 11:00 AM

Russell Westbrook (left knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game against the Rockets.

Westbrook was able to get through most of Monday's practice, including the contact portions, but there's no reason for OKC to put him on the floor for some meaningless preseason games and risk a setback. The Thunder and Westbrook seem confident that this won't be an issue that affects him during the regular-season, and him steadily increasing his workload at practices would support that argument. Continue drafting him as you would in the top-5 on draft day.
Oct 2 - 2:23 PM

Russell Westbrook (left knee) did not scrimmage on Sunday.

Westbrook could miss some preseason games as he continued to recover from the PRP injection he received in his left knee on September 22, but none of the reporting thus far has suggested that this will be an issue that affects him during the regular season. For what it's worth, Westbrook did go through warmups on Sunday, so he does appear to be making progress.
Oct 1 - 3:40 PM

Russell Westbrook has agreed to a five-year, $205 million contract extension with the Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

Kaboom. General manager Sam Presti needs a parade or something for his tremendous offseason, adding Carmelo Anthony and Paul George without even mortgaging the future. Westbrook agreeing to this move dumps cold water all over the Lakers rumors, and this suggests the Thunder could wind up keeping their core together as well. Westbrook's total contract is the biggest in NBA history at $233 million over six years, so he can certainly add to his wardrobe. The reigning MVP could still average another triple-double and should have his team near the top of the Western Conference standings. By the way, today is Kevin Durant's birthday.
Sep 29 - 3:17 PM

Russell Westbrook (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.

He's expected to miss the first few days of practice as he recovers from PRP treatment to his left knee. Westbrook does not sound concerned about his knee injury and this isn't the same knee that needed three procedures earlier in his career. After his record-breaking 40.8 usage rate last year, that number should come down with Carmelo Anthony and Paul George next to him. Westbrook should still lead the league in that category and could average a triple-double again.
Sep 27 - 3:35 PM

Russell Westbrook (left knee) did not practice on Tuesday, as expected.

Westbrook is currently recovering from a PRP injection in his left knee and he's going to skip the first handful of practices at training camp. However, he's expected to be fully cleared by the time the regular season kicks off, so don't overreact to the MVP taking it easy in September. With the additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, Westbrook probably won't be the same triple-double threat he was last year, but he should continue to offer owners ridiculous stat lines with regularity.
Sep 26 - 3:39 PM

Russell Westbrook said that his left knee is "fine."

Westbrook received a PRP injection in his left on September 22, and he will be sidelined for the first few days of camp, but both Westbrook and Thunder GM Sam Presti have played this down as a non-issue. It sounds like Westbrook should be fine by the time preseason rolls around, and it's worth noting that while he's had some issues with his right knee in the past, he doesn't have any history with the left knee being an issue.
Sep 25 - 2:51 PM

Updating a previous item, Russell Westbrook's PRP treatment was to his left knee.

General manager Sam Presti misspoke earlier today, but it's a noteworthy slip-up for one of the league's best GMs. This is important to note because Westbrook's right knee had three procedures, so this is slightly good news on that front. Still, PRP treatment this close to the season is something to watch, especially if you're investing a top-five pick on him. Fantasy owners may not want to be too aggressive until we see him on the court.
Sep 22 - 10:26 PM

Thunder GM Sam Presti said that Russell Westbrook had a PRP injection in his right knee and will miss the first few days of training camp but that it's "nothing serious."

Obviously not the news you want to hear regarding the league's reigning MVP, but Presti and company clearly don't seem concerned with what they deem a minor procedure. Westbrook tore the meniscus in his right knee back in 2013, but Presti stated that the PRP injection has nothing to do with any past injuries. This is something we'll keep a close eye on over the next couple of weeks, but hopefully, Westbrook can show in the preseason that he isn't limited and will be ready to roll once the regular season tips off.
Sep 22 - 12:25 PM

Russell Westbrook hasn't told the Thunder whether or not he plans to sign an extension this offseason, according to Royce Young of ESPN.

Westbrook has had nearly two months to ink the five-year, $207 million deal OKC put on the table at the end of last season. He has until the last day before the start of the 2017-18 regular season (October 16th) to do so. If Westbrook does not sign the extension, he will become an unrestricted free agent in July of 2018. Although Russ has proclaimed his loyalty to OKC many times, the Thunder would obviously be nervous, given how the situation with Kevin Durant played out.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 25 - 9:44 AM

The Thunder remain "cautiously optimistic" on Russell Westbrook signing his max extension, according to Fred Katz of The Norman Transcript.

That's not really saying much, but the organization has to feel good about their last offseason before Westbrook's contract year. There will be plenty of rumors surrounding the reigning MVP, especially with his UCLA tie to Los Angeles. It certainly does help to have Paul George around, but Westbrook likely won't be able to match his all-time record for usage rate in a season.
Jul 27 - 8:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Raymond Felton
SG1Andre Roberson
2Alex Abrines
3Terrance Ferguson
SF1Paul George
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Carmelo Anthony
2Patrick Patterson
3Jerami Grant
C1Steven Adams
2Nick Collison
3Dakari Johnson