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Russell Westbrook | Guard

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: UCLA
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Russell Westbrook hit 6-of-16 shots for 14 points, five rebounds, 11 assists and two steals in 27 minutes on Tuesday.
He hasn't really blown up offensively yet, but the games haven't counted yet, either. He's going to be a monster as long as his knees hold up, and could lead the league in scoring with Kevin Durant sidelined indefinitely. Oct 21 - 11:03 PM

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Russell Westbrook said he is aiming to play a full 82-game schedule this season.

After saying that he'd have no restrictions on playing back-to-backs this season, Westbrook added, "Since I've been hurt I know what it feels like to not play. So now I just want to play every game. At this point, I like 82 games." Despite only playing 46 games due to knee injuries last season, Westbrook has played 82 games in four of his six NBA seasons. With Kevin Durant likely to miss at least the first month of the regular season, Westbrook will have a chance to put up huge numbers and should be mid-first round fantasy pick on draft day.
Oct 21 - 12:50 PM

Russell Westbrook (wrist) scored 11 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal before exiting Sunday's game after 23 minutes of action.

Westbrook seemed to tweak his wrist just before exiting, but there are no indications that it's a meaningful injury. He shot 3-of-12 from the field with five turnovers against a makeshift Wolves' starting lineup, so it wasn't his finest hour.
Oct 19 - 9:07 PM

Russell Westbrook (rest) will not play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

He's going to be a huge part of the OKC offense and will play on Friday night. Westbrook only played about 10 percent of his playing time without Kevin Durant, so he'll have to adapt to a new role. If he can stay healthy, he'll have a chance to put up huge numbers.
Oct 16 - 1:33 PM

Russell Westbrook hit 6-of-10 shots for 14 points, three rebounds, 12 assists and seven turnovers in Tuesday's preseason win.

Westbrook is going to be a beast as long as he can stay healthy, and many of tonight's TOs weren't his fault, as his teammates must have eaten some buttered popcorn prior to the game. He's still going to be a turnover machine, but most high-volume scorers are. Westbrook looks like a Top 5 pick with Kevin Durant expected to miss a couple months of action with a broken foot.
Oct 15 - 1:01 AM

Russell Westbrook wants OKC to come together as a team in wake of Kevin Durant's (foot) injury.

"It's not about me. It's about our team. I can't win games by myself. I can't do anything by myself," Westbrook said Monday. "I kind of want to take the attention off me and put it more on the team. Everybody keeps asking what I'm going to do and how I'm going to change. I think it's more about our team and what we can do." Westbrook is going to be asked to do a lot for the Thunder sans Durant, and he has the potential to lead the league in scoring while Durant is on the sidelines. Russell will be putting up some monster lines to start the 2014-15 season, and he's well worth a selection in the first round.
Source: ESPN
Oct 13 - 7:05 PM

With news that Kevin Durant will be sidelined a minimum of 6-8 weeks, Russell Westbrook is primed for a monster start to the season.

Westbrook's usage rate with Kevin Durant on the bench last year was 44.6, so while the turnovers might border on ridiculous, he's going to be huge to start the 2014-15 season. You can go ahead and slide Westbrook up on your draft boards, as he'll be worthy of a top-8 selection in 8-cat leagues.
Oct 12 - 11:20 AM

Russell Westbrook scored four points with three rebounds, three assists and four steals in just 13 minutes of action on Wednesday.

Thunder coach Scott Brooks played it safe with Westbrook and Kevin Durant (11 points in 12 minutes), neither of whom played in the second half. Westbrook's three knee surgeries add some risk to his late-first-round valuation but it's hard to bet against him when he missed zero games in 394 regular season games prior to the 2013 playoffs.
Oct 9 - 1:03 AM

Russell Westbrook said that "moving the ball is ... something that [the Thunder] made a conscious effort" to improve this season.

The Thunder were seventh in offensive efficiency last year, but they ranked 25th in percentage of baskets assisted by a teammate. Westbrook's assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.8 ranked 43rd among qualifying point guards, so it's a good early sign that he's focused on sharing the ball.
Sep 30 - 6:53 PM

Russell Westbrook agreed with coach Scott Brooks' statement that he's the best point guard in the NBA.

After being told that his coach thinks he's the best point guard in the league, Westbrook said, "I'm very honored to hear him say that, but that's how I feel. I mean, I don't know what to tell you." Never short on confidence, Westbrook has a case for himself after averaging 26.7 points, 1.5 three-pointers, 7.3 rebounds, 8.1 assists, and 2.2 steals during the 2013-14 postseason. While Chris Paul, Steph Curry, and John Wall all went before Westbrook in the Rotoworld Friends & Family draft, it wouldn't be a huge shock to see RW finish as fantasy's top point guard in 2014-15.
Source: ESPN
Sep 30 - 11:58 AM

Coach Scott Brooks is hoping his team will get into the top 10 for assists per game.

They were tied for 13th in assists per game last season and just 26th in total passes per game, so ball movement hasn't been a strong suit for the Thunder. Of course, when a team has the top two players in usage rate, it's unlikely to lead to a well-balanced attack. The roles of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant shouldn't change much with both guys expected to have big seasons.
Source: Oklahoman
Jul 28 - 11:26 AM

Russell Westbrook will not play for Team USA during this summer's World Cup in Spain.

There is no specific reason given but it's obviously to rest up after a season that included his third knee surgery. And we're down with anything that keeps Westbrook healthy over the long haul.
Jul 7 - 8:30 PM

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant were complimentary of coach Scott Brooks in their exit interviews.

"Ever since I’ve been here and Scotty became the head coach, he’s done a great job of having confidence in me personally," said Westbrook. It's true that Scott Brooks has been a constant supporter of Westbrook, but his unimaginative offense has really put him on the hot seat. If OKC is to truly compete for a championship, they'll need some additional help off the bench, and a more creative offense. Durant, as always, showed his loyalty to his coach: "That's our guy. I'm riding with him."
Jun 1 - 2:02 PM

Russell Westbrook scored 34 points during Saturday's season-ending loss to the Spurs, adding seven boards, eight assists, six steals, seven turnovers and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes.

He continues to stuff the stat sheet, but will probably get some bad ink just because he had a couple bad plays. Westbrook proved to be one of the best players in the league and the way he takes chances makes him the great player that he is. The fact of the matter is that the Thunder just don't have any real depth behind their best four players. Of course, there will not be many changes next season with two of the best players in the league.
May 31 - 11:33 PM

Russell Westbrook scored 21 points with four boards, seven assists, three steals, two 3-pointers and two turnovers in 31 minutes during Thursday's 117-89 loss to the Spurs.

It may be hard to believe, but Westbrook has been a bigger threat to the Spurs than Kevin Durant in the past few games. He's been attacking the basket a ton in this series with 46 percent of his shots coming from in the paint in his previous four games. On the other hand, he's shot just 31.3 percent from outside the paint in that span. Westbrook will look to pick it up in Game 6 on Saturday.
May 29 - 11:32 PM

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3Sebastian Telfair
4Michael Jenkins
5Semaj Christon
SG1Andre Roberson
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Anthony Morrow
3Perry Jones
4Josh Huestis
5Lance Thomas
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
4Richard Solomon
5Talib Zanna
C1Steven Adams
2Kendrick Perkins
3Mitch McGary