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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
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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

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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

Thunder GM Sam Presti may look to trade Russell Westbrook "sooner rather than later," according to sources of Howard Beck of Bleacher Report.

The Thunder just lost Kevin Durant for nothing, so if Presti gets the feeling that Westbrook is intending to leave as an unrestricted free agent next year, he could look to deal the superstar guard this upcoming season. Beck also reports that the most likely landing spot for Westbrook would be the Celtics, as Boston has a copious amount of assets. To be clear, this is more or less a rumor, and this "report" essentially states the exact opposite of what Adrian Wojnarowski reported a few days ago.
Jul 13 - 11:34 AM

In an interview with Colin Cowherd of The Herd, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical said he likes the Thunder's chances of keeping Russell Westbrook.

"I’ve been told Russell’s been very determined to lead the team they have, and I know that Russell really likes the town," Wojnarowski said. "He loves bringing in [Victor] Oladipo ... Steven Adams. Those are his guys. He thinks they’re a real talented team that if they can add another significant piece it puts them right back in contention. I think he’s embracing this, and he can go out next summer and get a $200 million dollar extension with Oklahoma City." Westbrook hasn't given any indication that he wants to leave OKC, but he's on the last year of his deal and the Thunder may be tempted to shop him if they believe he will leave just like Kevin Durant did.
Source: Oklahoman
Jul 10 - 1:04 PM

The Thunder will reportedly entertain trade offers for Russell Westbrook if they get the impression that he won't re-sign in Oklahoma City.

Westbrook will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17 season and Thunder GM Sam Presti will reportedly look to garner assets in return for the superstar if it becomes clear that he won't re-sign in Oklahoma City. While we could see Russ on the move before the 2016-17 season begins, he is poised for a monster fantasy season in Oklahoma City now that Kevin Durant is on the Warriors.
Source: ESPN
Jul 5 - 8:51 AM

There is "no chance" Russell Westbrook will do a renegotiation or extension of his contract, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

To be clear, this doesn't mean he won't re-sign next summer. Aldridge says his sources are "emphatically" saying this is the case. If this report is true, general manager Sam Presti should be on the phone to entertain trade offers. After losing Kevin Durant for nothing, the Thunder absolutely have to get something for one of the NBA's best point guards. He's in the last year of his deal and might be a one-year rental, but the Thunder would get a huge haul for him. He currently has massive fantasy value sans KD.
Jul 4 - 6:33 PM

Russell Westbrook will not play for Team USA in the Olympics this summer.

"This was not an easy decision, as representing my country at the World Championships in 2010 and the Olympics in 2012 were career highlights for me," Westbrook's statement said. He added he looks forward to future opportunities with USA Basketball. Westbrook played in 80 games this season with both absences due to rest. He'll enter a contract year next season for what will be his biggest pay day, so maybe that is a factor for him.
Jun 10 - 6:31 PM

Russell Westbrook said that the Thunder need to improve their mental toughness next season.

"Mental toughness," Westbrook said. "I think we've gotten very, very well at that point, but I think to make the next step, we have to constantly do that throughout the whole season, not just late in the playoffs, because I thought we turned the page when it got to this time of year, but I think if we constantly keep that from start to finish, it makes it easier for us in certain situations." Westbrook had a phenomenal season and led the NBA in triple-doubles (18), finishing with averages of 23.5 points, 10.4 assists, 7.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.3 steals and 4.3 turnovers.
Source: Oklahoman
Jun 3 - 11:33 AM

Russell Westbrook scored 19 points during a Game 7 loss to the Warriors on Monday, adding seven rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

He had some uncharacteristic misses in this game, especially around the rim. Westbrook made just 28-of-76 (36.8 percent) in the three losses with a ton of isolation. Heading into the series, the Thunder shook off the narrative of struggling to close games, but it came back to bite them again with the Warriors beating up on them in the second half in the last three. Westbrook is still 27 and it'll be intriguing to see how he ages. He's a freak, so he could dominate with his athleticism for a long time.
May 30 - 11:59 PM

Russell Westbrook scored 28 points during a 108-101 Game 6 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding nine rebounds, 11 assists, four steals and five turnovers in 44 minutes.

The Thunder will live and die by Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, but it was the latter late in this game. Westbrook was stripped a couple times late and turned the ball over four times in the fourth. His 44 minutes tonight are the most he's played in these playoffs while posting a 32.9 usage rate in that time. If he cut down on the turnovers, the Thunder might be headed to Cleveland. Instead, they're off to Oakland for Game 7 at Oracle Arena.
May 29 - 12:22 AM

Russell Westbrook scored 31 points during a loss to the Warriors on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, eight assists, five steals, seven turnovers and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

It was a very Westbrook game with lots of highs and lows. He had a couple bad stretches with careless turnovers while he hit a number of impressive off-the-dribble jumpers. The Thunder will live and die by Westbrook with the All-NBA First Team guard playing some of his best ball of his career. In this series, he's averaging 28.0 points, 6.6 boards, 11.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 2.2 treys. His numbers are better at home, so we have high expectations for his stat output in Game 6.
May 26 - 11:52 PM

Russell Westbrook triple-doubled with 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Thunder to a 118-94 win in Game 4.

This gives the Thunder a commanding 3-1 series lead over the defending champs. Westbrook was dominant tonight, shooting 12-of-27 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line while adding four steals and four treys in 41 minutes. As good as he was on offense, Westbrook also held Stephen Curry in check, limiting the MVP to 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting. For what it's worth, teams that take a 3-1 series lead in the conference finals are 37-2 in NBA history.
May 24 - 11:40 PM

The Thunder cruised to a 133-105 win in Game 3, aided by Russell Westbrook's 30 points (10-of-19 FGs, 9-of-11 FTs), 12 assists, eight rebounds and two steals.

Westbrook had some jaw-dropping plays tonight, combining his natural athleticism with pure ferocity, and the Warriors didn't have any answers defensively. His few bad shots were overshadowed by outrageous euro-step layups, rebounds in traffic, fastbreak explosions and unselfish passes, resulting in a statement game for the 27-year-old All-Star. Follow the link below to enjoy one of his Game 3 highlights.
May 22 - 10:54 PM

Russell Westbrook made only 5-of-14 field goals and 5-of-5 free throws during OKC's Game 2 loss, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists, two steals and three turnovers.

Westbrook's seven steals in Game 1 set a franchise record but he had only two steals tonight, and OKC's defense collapsed en masse in the second half. WB struggled to create individual offense vs. Klay Thompson, he forced an objectively bad two-for-one possession to end the first half, and he'll need to be much better for the Thunder to maintain home-court advantage with consecutive wins in Games 3 and 4.
May 19 - 12:05 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Cameron Payne
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Andre Roberson
3Anthony Morrow
4Dion Waiters
5Alex Abrines
6Daniel Hamilton
SF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Enes Kanter
2Nick Collison
3Mitch McGary
4Domantas Sabonis
C1Steven Adams
2Dakari Johnson
3Nazr Mohammed