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Russell Westbrook | Guard

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: UCLA
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Russell Westbrook returned from a facial fracture on Wednesday and had a ridiculous triple-double against the 76ers during a 123-118 overtime win, scoring a career-high 49 points with 16 boards, 10 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.
Where do we begin? He logged his fourth consecutive triple-double to become the first player since Michael Jordan to do that, became just the third player to log consecutive 40-point triple-doubles in NBA history (Jordan and Pete Maravich), had a career high in boards, and became the second player in the past 30 seasons to drop a 45-15-10 line (Vince Carter). He also had a ridiculous 46.1 usage rate tonight. This guy needed surgery to repair a dent in his face last week. Crazy. Mar 4 - 11:51 PM

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Russell Westbrook (face) will not have a minutes restriction on Wednesday against the 76ers.

He'll have a mask on tonight and should be ready to be unleashed against poor Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan. Westbrook will look to put up another triple-double tonight and we like his chances. Start him.
Mar 4 - 6:22 PM

Russell Westbrook (face) will play vs. the 76ers on Wednesday.

He still has some swelling and discomfort in his face, but it's a fantastic sign if the Thunder are going to allow him to play against the lowly 76ers. Westbrook is arguably the hottest player in the NBA right now and is coming off three straight triple-doubles, so his owners have to be feeling pretty good about themselves right about now. D.J. Augustin will shift to the bench and can be dropped outside of deeper leagues. 76ers' PG Isaiah Canaan should be trembling right now.
Mar 4 - 11:44 AM

Russell Westbrook (face) is likely to return to action as soon as Wednesday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

This isn't set in stone just yet, but Westbrook is expected to play with a protective mask on Wednesday barring an unforeseen setback. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but Westbrook's owners can feel free to slot him back into their lineups while D.J. Augustin will return to the bench.
Mar 3 - 12:01 PM

Russell Westbrook (face) won't miss much time due to his facial surgery on Saturday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

"If he had a playoff game [on Sunday], he could play," the report added. As mentioned 30 minutes ago, Westbrook is going to be re-evaluated later this week due to surgery on the zygomatic arch on his right cheek, so he sounds like he could actually play on Wednesday against the 76ers. Still, fantasy owners will want to grab D.J. Augustin in standard leagues.
Feb 28 - 5:06 PM

Russell Westbrook (face) underwent a successful procedure to address a fracture to the zygomatic arch and will be re-evaluated this week.

He is not going to play on Sunday, but he hasn't officially been ruled out for Wednesday against the 76ers. Westbrook is likely going to have to play with a mask upon his return and we still really have no idea how much time he's going to miss. In the meantime, it makes sense to grab D.J. Augustin in all standard leagues until Westy is back. Westbrook owners have to just sit tight and hope he can continue his triple-double streak right after being re-evaluated. To be clear, this doesn't sound like bad news.
Feb 28 - 4:32 PM

Russell Westbrook suffered an injury to his face on Friday against the Blazers, posting a triple-double for the third consecutive game with 40 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and six turnovers on 14-of-32 from the field and 12-of-14 from the line.

Believe it or not, it looked like Westbrook had a penny-sized dent on the side of his face. He did not speak to the media and it's also possible he is dealing with concussion-like symptoms due to Andre Roberson kneeing him in the head. If Westy needs to miss time, it would be a massive loss for the NBA and especially the Thunder. D.J. Augustin would start and become a must-own player while Dion Waiters would also have to score more.
Feb 28 - 1:41 AM

Russell Westbrook (ankle) is ready to go against the Blazers on Friday.

Even though the Thunder lost, Westbrook was ridiculous on Thursday. He actually put up a 63.4 usage rate in the fourth quarter. Amazingly, the Thunder are 8-0 on the second night of a back-to-back with a healthy Westy. Enjoy watching the game tonight, everyone.
Feb 27 - 9:10 PM

Russell Westbrook notched his second straight triple-double in Thursday's 117-113 overtime loss to the Suns, finishing with 39 points, 14 boards, 11 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes, though he did suffer a minor ankle tweak in the closing moments of the game.

That's good for a 48.3 usage rate. He was seen walking around the locker room with no visible limp after the game, so it doesn't look like he is in any danger of missing any action. Westbrook was able to find a tremendous amount of defensive rebounds and he carried the OKC offense tonight, especially in transition. He and teammate Serge Ibaka were No. 1 and 2 in fantasy value since the break. In addition to that, Westbrook is on pace with Oscar Robertson to become the second player in NBA history to average 30 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a month. If you're under 40 years old, you've never seen this before.
Feb 27 - 2:23 AM

The Thunder cruised past the Pacers on Tuesday behind Russell Westbrook's third double-double of the season, as he racked up 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a mere 28 minutes of action.

Westbrook has been outrageously good whenever Kevin Durant has been out of commission this year. With Durant on the bench, Westbrook's usage rate soars and he's posting a True Shooting percentage of 57.0 percent, compared to 50.2 percent with Durant on the court. The only bad news is that WB also picked up his league-leading 12th technical foul during tonight's game, putting him four away from a one-game suspension.
Feb 24 - 11:14 PM

Russell Westbrook said that he's "trying to do a better job of leading."

If he wants to lead by example, then Westbrook is doing quite well. Since the All-Star break, Westbrook has been on fire with averages of 29.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 12.3 assists, a steal and 1.3 triples on 51.8 percent shooting. Throughout the entire month of February, Westbrook checks in with averages of 30.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 10.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 triples on 49.4 percent shooting. He's on his way to the Player of the Month Award, and then some.
Source: Oklahoman
Feb 23 - 10:05 AM

Russell Westbrook dished out 10 assists in the second quarter Sunday's game, finishing with 21 points, eight rebounds and a career-high 17 dimes.

Kevin Durant (foot) was out but the new-look Thunder still made quick work of the Nuggets, led by Westbrook's All-Star caliber performance. He rounded out his gaudy line with two 3-pointers and 8-of-12 shooting overall, and he trails only James Harden for 8-cat production over the past month.
Feb 22 - 10:08 PM

Russell Westbrook took over against the Hornets on Saturday with 33 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and six turnovers on 12-of-27 from the field.

He had 43.2 usage rate and a 47.6 assist percentage tonight, which is almost incomprehensible for a guy with 36 minutes. Westbrook is climbing into the MVP talk and few players can fill the stat sheet like he can in recent memory. In fact, he has a 37.4 usage rate and a 46.0 assist percentage on the season, which has never been done by anyone in the history of the NBA through a season (among minutes qualifiers).
Feb 21 - 10:02 PM

Russell Westbrook looked like he was playing in the 2015 All-Star Game during Thursday's 104-89 win over the Mavericks, making 9-of-17 from the field and all 14 free throws for 34 points with five rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

It was almost like Dallas couldn't stop him with a 10-man lineup. He was ridiculous in the fourth quarter, posting a net rating of 61.1, a usage rate of 55.6, and an 80.0 effective field goal percentage. Westbrook would likely get even more chances to score should Kevin Durant need to rest. Regardless, no guard has the potential to fill the stat sheet like Bestbrook.
Feb 20 - 12:06 AM

Russell Westbrook set a new All-Star record with 27 points in the first half on Sunday, earning MVP honors after racking up 41 points on 16-of-28 shooting with five 3-pointers, five rebounds and three steals.

He snapped the record for scoring in a half, previously held by Kyrie Irving and Glen Rice, torching the East from downtown but doing most of his damage at the rim with a series of spectacular alley-oops and breakaway dunks (follow the link for one of his many highlights). Westbrook fell one point shy of Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star record 42 points and his line was even more insane as he played just 23 minutes off the bench. The Thunder are currently a half game behind Phoenix for the final playoff spot out West, and we can't wait to see what Westbrook does in OKC's final 29 games.
Source: YouTube
Feb 15 - 11:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Anthony Morrow
4Steve Novak
5Perry Jones
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Enes Kanter
3Nick Collison
C1Steven Adams
2Mitch McGary