Billy Donovan said that he's planning on letting Russell Westbrook play extended minutes Sunday vs. the Timberwolves.
Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, Kyle Singler, Domantas Sabonis and Enes Kanter will start vs. the Mavericks on Tuesday.
Russell Westbrook filled up the stat sheet in a 92-89 victory over Barcelona on Wednesday, scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and six turnovers in 21 minutes.
Russell Westbrook scored 18 points in his 2016 preseason debut during a 142-137 overtime loss to Real Madrid on Monday, adding three rebounds, four assists, three steals, one turnover and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.
Russell Westbrook said that he has a "great" relationship with coach Billy Donovan, who spent time with Westbrook in California last week.
"The idea of running out to find a super team" did not appeal to Russell Westbrook, a source told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Russell Westbrook has officially signed a three-year extension worth $85 million with the Thunder.
Russell Westbrook's expected extension with the Thunder means he won't be traded this season, according to Royce Young of ESPN.
Russell Westbrook has agreed in principle to extend his contract with the Thunder, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Russell Westbrook's agent is reportedly having "serious talks with the Thunder" about a contract renegotiation that would keep Westbrook in OKC through the 2018-19 season.
The Thunder are still telling other teams that Russell Westbrook isn't available according to Royce Young of ESPN.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are telling teams Russell Westbrook isn't available, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Russell Westbrook has given the Thunder "no indication that he currently wants out."
The Celtics have not been involved in any recent trade talks for Russell Westbrook or Blake Griffin.