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Russell Westbrook | Guard | #0

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (4) / OKC
Contract: view contract details

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Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, Andre Roberson, Domantas Sabonis and Steven Adams will start vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.
This should be the starting lineup for the Thunder on opening night, so maybe they will treat tonight's game like a dress rehearsal. Oct 18 - 7:56 PM

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Billy Donovan said that he's planning on letting Russell Westbrook play extended minutes Sunday vs. the Timberwolves.

It sounds like Westbrook may be able to get into the high-20s, so his stat line could very well boarder on ridiculous. As a side note, Thunder Insider Royce Young speculated that the rotations for Sunday's game will look more similar to how the team will operate during the regular season, and Billy Donovan hinted that he may stagger Westbrook and Victor Oladipo's minutes, which would give Oladipo some more opportunity to run the offense.
Oct 16 - 5:41 PM

Russell Westbrook, Victor Oladipo, Kyle Singler, Domantas Sabonis and Enes Kanter will start vs. the Mavericks on Tuesday.

Andre Roberson (knee soreness) is getting the night off and Steven Adams also isn't available. Westy and Dipo have been playing heavy minutes in the preseason so far, so expect them to get a night off in the near future. The interesting story for OKC is the play of Sabonis, as it looks like he is running away with the starting PF role at the expense of Ersan Ilyasova.

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.

He is a highlight waiting to happen and he'll be posting plenty of triple-doubles this season. In the last two seasons, Westbrook's 29 trip-dubs are more than twice any other player (Draymond Green at 14). He'll be the most expensive player in DFS on every night he plays and season-long owners can consider him as the top pick.
Oct 5 - 5:20 PM

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.

He looked like the angry Westy we've come to know in the past few years. Westbrook is Las Vegas' pick for MVP this year and he's almost a lock to lead the NBA in usage rate. In his minutes without KD last year, he had a 40.0 usage rate -- his efficiency didn't suffer, and he had better assist and rebound rates, too. Westbrook is going to have some historic averages this season.
Oct 3 - 5:37 PM

Russell Westbrook said that he has a "great" relationship with coach Billy Donovan, who spent time with Westbrook in California last week.

"[Donovan] got a chance to know me, I got a chance to know him, and we're in a great place," Westbrook said. "I think coming into next year our relationship is in a great spot." Donovan was willing to let Westbrook dominate the ball last year, especially with Kevin Durant off the court, and now that Durant is gone he'll have even more incentive to unleash his All-Star point guard.
Source: Oklahoman
Aug 7 - 9:09 PM

"The idea of running out to find a super team" did not appeal to Russell Westbrook, a source told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Woj reports that OKC would have moved Westbrook into the marketplace "swiftly" had he expressed a desire to leave the club, but that obviously was not the case. Instead, Westbrook will "go to battle" with his teammates after signing his contract extension. The move sets the UCLA product up for a mega five-year, $200M-plus deal down the road with the Thunder if he chooses to go that route, but for now we won't have to deal with the speculation that ran rampant in July.
Aug 6 - 2:29 PM

Russell Westbrook has officially signed a three-year extension worth $85 million with the Thunder.

"I am grateful to extend my contract with the Thunder and continue to play with the only organization that I have played for and have loved being a part of since I was drafted into the NBA," Westbrook said in a statement released by the team. "I’m really excited about moving forward with this group of guys and continuing to play in front of the best fans in the world." Westbrook is going to have the ball in his hands as much as he wants next season, so top-5 value is a very reasonable expectation.
Aug 4 - 3:37 PM

Russell Westbrook's expected extension with the Thunder means he won't be traded this season, according to Royce Young of ESPN.

Westbrook is expected to sign a three-year extension on Thursday and Young reports this signifies a commitment to the future between Russ and the Thunder. With Kevin Durant now on the Warriors, Westbrook should have a huge usage rate in 2016-17 and has a good chance at finishing as the top fantasy player.
Aug 4 - 10:42 AM

Russell Westbrook has agreed in principle to extend his contract with the Thunder, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

Westbrook is expected to sign the renegotiated deal Thursday. It's worth $85 million over three years, according to The Vertical, with the third year as a player option, setting him up for an unprecedented payday in 2018 if he opts out. He had a 39.0 percent usage rate with Kevin Durant off the court last season, which would have far exceeded league-leader DeMarcus Cousins (35.5 percent), and he'll be a stat magnet for fantasy owners in 2016-17.
Aug 4 - 12:29 AM

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.

Nothing has been agreed upon, but there is "momentum" toward a max three-year deal worth at least $85 million, with a player option for the third year. If the deal does come to fruition it would be an enormous win for a Thunder franchise which lost Kevin Durant for nothing this summer. Either way, Westbrook is poised for a triple-double-laden season as OKC's undisputed leader.
Aug 3 - 9:19 PM

The Thunder are still telling other teams that Russell Westbrook isn't available according to Royce Young of ESPN.

The report adds that the Thunder have received plenty of calls, but they aren't interested in a rebuild just yet. With Dion Waiters moving on to the Heat, the Thunder are now under the salary cap which will allow them to renegotiate Westbrook's contract up to a max-level deal, starting next season. Westbrook reportedly doesn't want to be traded, but the Thunder may not have a choice if they can't reach an agreement on a contract extension.
Source: ESPN
Jul 26 - 9:19 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder are telling teams Russell Westbrook isn't available, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

While this situation is extremely fluid, the Thunder have reportedly rebuffed teams who have called to inquire about trading for Westbrook. The 27-year-old and his agent have been in contact with the Thunder, but has refused to talk about an extension that would prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17 season. Potential trades aside, Westbrook is poised for a huge fantasy season in 2016-17 with Kevin Durant now playing for the Warriors.
Jul 19 - 9:12 AM

Russell Westbrook has given the Thunder "no indication that he currently wants out."

That's cold comfort for OKC, however, since Westbrook has also refused a contract extension and is poised to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. The Thunder could try to trade Westbrook but his value is diminished by the same uncertainty -- without a guarantee that he'll re-sign next summer, he could be a very costly one-year rental.
Source: Oklahoman
Jul 18 - 11:03 AM

The Celtics have not been involved in any recent trade talks for Russell Westbrook or Blake Griffin.

Both Griffin and Westbrook will be unrestricted free agents next summer, so if Boston were to trade for either, they would need a promise that the player they're trading for would be willing to sign an extension. The Celtics are also concerned about the health of Griffin's leg that reportedly required a bone marrow transplant at the end of the 2015-16 season. That being said, Boston GM Danny Ainge is still being very "active" pursuing possible deals, and Jahlil Okafor may be his most realistic target.
Jul 16 - 9:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Cameron Payne
3Ronnie Price
4Semaj Christon
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Alex Abrines
3Anthony Morrow
4Daniel Hamilton
SF1Andre Roberson
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Domantas Sabonis
2Ersan Ilyasova
3Mitch McGary
4Nick Collison
C1Steven Adams
2Enes Kanter
3Joffrey Lauvergne
4Dakari Johnson